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Reports: White House Opposes House Committee’s Contingency Funding Strategy for Defense

The White House has threatened to veto the House Armed Services Committee’s fiscal 2017 defense policy bill for using overseas contingency operations fund to supplement the Defense Department‘s base budget, The Hill newspaper reported Monday. Kristina Wong writes an HASC-approved 2017 National Defense Authorization Act seeks to use approximately $18 billion from the OCO account to finance the department’s …

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Rep. Steve Chabot: NDAA Contracting Reforms to Encourage Small Business Participation

Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) has said contracting reforms in the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2016 works to open opportunities for small businesses to compete for defense contracts. Chabot wrote in a guest piece for Defense News published Monday that the 28 million small businesses in the U.S. can help supply warfighter needs amid defense …

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SASC Wants to Keep DoD RD-180 Rocket Engine Purchase Limited to 9

A fiscal 2017 defense policy bill approved by the Senate Armed Services Committee Thursday includes language to restrict the number of RD-180 engines that the Defense Department can purchase from Russia to no more than nine engines, SpacePolicyOnline.com reported Thursday. Marcia Smith writes the number is only half of the RD-180 potential procurements that the House Armed Services …

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Report: House Committee-Approved Fiscal 2017 NDAA Contains ‘Open Systems’ Provision

A defense policy bill the House Armed Services Committee approved two weeks ago contains a provision that would require the Defense Department to implement open architecture-based weapon systems “to the maximum extent practicable,” Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jared Serbu writes an earlier version of the committee’s 2017 National Defense Authorization Act had called for …

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CBO: HASC’s FY 2017 Defense Authorization Bill to Reduce DoD Direct Spending by $206M Over 10 Years

A new Congressional Budget Office report says the enactment of the House Armed Services Committee’s defense policy bill for fiscal year 2017 would reduce the Defense Department’s direct spending by approximately $206 million over the next 10 years. CBO said in a report published Wednesday that the allocation of $603.3 billion in …

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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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PSC Urges House Committee Not to Consider Bid Protest Process Reform Proposals

The Professional Services Council has voiced concerns about two potential amendments to a fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill that would reform the current bid protest process for government contracts. PSC said Wednesday the House Armed Services Committee should forego consideration of measures that the council believes would not help lessen the …

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House Subcommittee Endorses Creation of Military Cyber Opposition Force Training Program

The House Armed Services Committee’s emerging threats and capabilities subcommittee voted Thursday to endorse the inclusion of cyber opposition forces to U.S. military training programs, Nextgov reported Monday. Aliya Sternstein writes language in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act calls on the Defense Department to establish a program for certifying and training cyber opposition forces. The report …

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