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DoD Asks Congress to Reprogram $2.6B in Funds

The Defense Department has asked Congress’ approval to shift approximately $2.6 billion in fiscal 2016 funds across defense programs, Defense News reported Thursday. Aaron Mehta writes the programming request that DoD Comptroller Mike McCord submitted to Congress June 30 includes a proposal to move $583 million in funds to the …

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Rep. Adam Smith: Congress Should Offset Defense Budget Increase With Program Cuts

House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-Washington) has called on Congress to approve a defense policy bill that would increase the Pentagon’s base budget without underfunding the overseas war fund, the Washington Examiner reported Wednesday. Jacqueline Klimas writes House and Senate lawmakers aim to finalize the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act by …

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GAO Finds Incomplete Historical Data on Canceled DoD Solicitations

The Government Accountability Office has found incomplete historical data available from government sources to analyze the Defense Department‘s canceled solicitations. GAO said Wednesday DoD officials indicated the department does not track data on canceled solicitations and that data available on the Federal Business Opportunities portal is not in a format suitable for trend analysis. …

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Reports: House, Senate to Begin Work on Fiscal 2017 NDAA Reconciliation

A conference committee of House and Senate members will meet to discuss reconciliation of the chambers’ defense policy bills for the 2017 fiscal year, Defense News reported Wednesday. Joe Gould writes Senate Armed Services Committee Staff Director Chris Brose and his House Armed Services Committee counterpart Bob Simmons said at an American Enterprise Institute-hosted event …

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Senate OKs FY 2017 Defense Policy Bill in 85-13 Vote

The Senate voted 85-13 to pass a bill that would authorize $602 billion in defense budget for fiscal year 2017, Defense News reported Tuesday. Joe Gould writes the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act contains acquisition reform provisions, including a measure that would limit cost-plus contracts and a proposal to remove …

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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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