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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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Lt. Gen. John Murray: Army to Think Beyond NDAA for Acquisition Reform

The U.S. Army wants to implement programs beyond what the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act calls for to reform procurement, requirements determination and budgeting systems across the military service, Defense News reported Thursday. Jed Judson writes the plan was sent to Congress and would allow Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley to play a central …

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Report: Defense Threat Reduction Agency to Absorb JIDA By Sept. 30

The Defense Department will integrate the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency into the Defense Threat Reduction Agency to comply with a provision in the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, Defense News reported Tuesday. Jen Judson writes the law calls for DoD to move JIDA under the supervision of an existing defense agency or a military department. …

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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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Nextgov: Fiscal 2016 Defense Bill Contains Cyber Screening Provision

A defense policy bill the Senate approved Tuesday contains a provision that would provide the Defense Department a $200 million budget to assess the susceptibility of every Internet-connected weapons system to cyber attacks, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Aliya Sternstein writes the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act would require Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman …

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Congress OKs Revised Fiscal 2016 Defense Bill

The Senate passed a $607 billion defense policy bill Tuesday in a 91-3 vote, following the House’s 370-58 approval of the same bill last week, The Hill newspaper reported Tuesday. Jordaine Carney writes House and Senate negotiators trimmed about $5 billion from the 2016 Defense Authorization Act‘s original version in order to …

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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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President Obama Rejects $612B Defense Policy Bill

President Barack Obama has issued a veto on the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, sending the legislation back to Congress over what he called a strategy to sidestep military budget caps, The Hill newspaper reported Thursday. Jordan Fabian writes the $612 billion NDAA was approved by the Senate in a 70-27 vote and the House through a …

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