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McCain, Thornberry Call for Review of DoD Reorganization Law

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) and Senate counterpart Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) plan to hold congressional hearings to re-examine a 1986 law that established the U.S. military’s current command structure, Defense News reported Tuesday. Joe Gould writes that Thornberry and McCain called for a review of the Goldwater-Nichols Act as Congress seeks to …

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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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Congressional Negotiators Reach Compromise on $612B Defense Policy Bill

Conference committees in the House and Senate have settled their differences in the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act following several months of negotiation, The Hill newspaper reported Tuesday. Rebecca Kheel writes the NDAA allocates a $612 billion budget for Defense Department operations and programs over the next fiscal year, including …

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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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DoD Officials Remain Concerned Over Section 843 of Defense Authorization Bill

Some former and current Defense Department officials are calling for an alternative acquisition reform proposal to the policy bill promoted by Senate Armed Services Committee Chair Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), National Defense Magazine reported Saturday. Sandra Erwin writes that officials at the Center for Strategic and International Studies panel Friday have expressed …

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Report: Senate’s 2016 NDAA Version Contains DoD Acquisition Reforms

Provisions in the Senate’s version of the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act contain a series of changes to the Defense Department‘s acquisition process, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Jared Serbu writes that amendments submitted by the Senate Armed Services Committee work to decentralize acquisition program authority to the service chiefs, while the Office of the …

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