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House Appropriations Committee’s FY 2017 Defense Policy Bill to Authorize $517B in Discretionary Funds

The House Appropriations Committee’s defense subpanel has introduced a bill that would authorize $517.1 billion in discretionary spending and $58.6 billion in overseas contingency operations funds for fiscal year 2017. The committee said Tuesday the FY 2017 defense policy bill reflects a $3 billion increase from the enacted FY 2016 discretionary …

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Jet, Chopper, Ship Procurement Featured in HASC-Approved 2017 Defense Authorization Bill

The House Armed Services Committee voted 60-2 Thursday to pass a $583 billion defense policy bill, Defense News reported Thursday. Joe Gould writes HASC’s version of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act would shift $18 billion from the overseas contingency operations funding to the Defense Department’s base budget. Such a proposal would leave …

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Reports: HASC’s 2017 NDAA Calls for Army to Replace Patriot Radar, Assess Land-Based Anti-Ship Missiles

The House Armed Services Committee’s defense authorization bill for fiscal year 2017 would hold back 50 percent of funds allocated for the Patriot missile defense system until the U.S. Army comes up with a plan to replace the system’s radar, Defense News reported Monday. Jen Judson writes HASC would also require …

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Reports: HASC’s Mac Thornberry to Forward 2017 NDAA With $18B Moved From OCO to Base Budget

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) is set to introduce a bill that would allocate $610 billion in defense budget for fiscal year 2017, Politico reported Thursday. Jeremy Herb writes Thornberry’s version of the National Defense Authorization Act for 2017 is in line with President Barack Obama’s FY 2017 budget request …

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$607B Defense Policy Bill Gets Obama’s Signature

President Barack Obama has signed a bill authorizing a $607 billion budget for the Defense Department‘s military operations and reform efforts in fiscal 2016, USA Today reported Wednesday. David Jackson writes the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act provides funds to help DoD operate globally and improve the department’s retirement and compensation programs for service members. …

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Mac Thornberry: 2016 NDAA Would Be Step Toward Defense Acquisition Reform

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) has said the 2016 defense policy bill is a significant first step in their efforts to revamp the Pentagon’s acquisition system, Defense News reported Monday. Joe Gould writes some observers like Thornberry see the current procurement process at the Defense Department as unfavorable to U.S. military …

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House, Senate Negotiators Agree on 2016 NDAA Revisions

Leaders of the House and Senate armed services committees have finalized a strategy to insert $5 billion of potential military funding cuts in the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Karoun Demirjian writes the congressional negotiators modified a $612-billion NDAA in an effort to meet funding levels under a …

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