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Deltek’s Alex Rossino: Reconciled FY 2016 Defense Policy Bill Contains Tech Offset Program, Rapid Innovation Fund Provisions

Alex Rossino, a principal research analyst at Deltek, has outlined three provisions on technological innovations in the reconciled bill of the House and Senate versions of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2016. Rossino wrote in a blog post published Oct. 13 that House adopted a Senate provision …

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Senators Vote 70-27 to Send 2016 NDAA to White House

The Senate has sent the proposed $612 billion National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2016 to the White House with a 70-27 vote that includes 20 from Democratic senators, The Hill reported Wednesday. Jordain Carney writes that the number of votes is enough to support Republican efforts to overturn President …

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Frank Kendall: Lawmakers Removed NDAA’s Acquisition Reform Language Under Debate

Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall said the acquisition reform language under debate in the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for 2016 have mostly been removed following talks between lawmakers, Defense News reported Tuesday. Aaron Mehta writes that Kendall told his audience at a Defense One event that the Defense Department will further review …

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$612B Defense Policy Bill Clears House

The House voted 270-156 Thursday to pass a bill that authorizes $612 billion in Defense Department spending for this fiscal year, The Hill newspaper reported Thursday. Kristina Wong and Rebecca Kheel write the passage came after a bipartisan conference committee reconciled the House and Senate versions of the 2016 National …

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John McCain: Proposed DoD Rule to ‘Undermine’ Silicon Valley Collaboration Efforts

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) believes that a new proposed rule for the acquisition of commercial products at the Defense Department “undermines” efforts to drive collaboration with Silicon Valley, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. Colin Clark writes that McCain told Defense Secretary Ashton Carter in a letter that the rule would retain the acquisition status quo at …

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GAO: DoD, VA Need Time Frame, Outcome-Based Metrics for EHR Interoperability

The Government Accountability Office urges the Defense Department and Department of Veterans Affairs to continue their work with the Interagency Program Office to establish interoperability between their electronic health record systems. GAO said in a report published Thursday DoD and VA need to set outcome-oriented metrics and goals to determine their progress in …

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