Tag Archives: 2017 National Defense Authorization Act

House Committee Unveils $578B Defense Appropriations Bill for Fiscal 2017

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The House Appropriations Committee has introduced a bill that would provide $577.9 billion for the Defense Department‘s national security missions that include military and readiness programs. The committee said Thursday its FY 2017 defense appropriations bill “closely reflects” the version that the full House approved last summer and aligns with the enacted National Defense Authorization Act. The committee proposed $516.1 …

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Gen. Daniel Allyn: Army Needs Funds to Equip, Train Soldiers

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Gen. Daniel Allyn, U.S. Army vice chief of staff, has told House Armed Services Committee members at a Tuesday hearing the service branch needs funds that will match authorized increase in end-strength levels to address training and equipping gaps. The Army said Wednesday it found that only 50 percent of division headquarters, nearly …

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Rep. Mac Thornberry: Trump Should Consider $18B in Omitted Funds From 2017 NDAA for Supplemental Budget Request

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House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) has said President Donald Trump should file a supplemental budget request for fiscal 2017 by taking into consideration the $18 billion in House-approved defense expenditures that were dropped from the final 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, Washington Examiner reported Monday. Nicole Duran writes Thornberry …

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Frank Kendall Urges Next Administration to Prioritize Defense R&D, Modernization Investments

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Frank Kendall, the Defense Department‘s top acquisition official, has said funding defense technology research, development and modernization programs should be a priority for the next administration, DoD News reported Wednesday. Karen Parrish writes Kendall made the statement Wednesday during a Center for Strategic and International Studies-hosted forum where he discussed his new …

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Deltek Report: DoD JIE Initiative Presents Opportunities for Data Center Services, SaaS Providers

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A new Deltek report predicts that the Defense Department‘s efforts to implement the Joint Information Environment will open opportunities for industry providers of on-premise data center services and software-as-a-service platforms. The company’s “Defense IT: Priorities and Strategies, 2017 and Beyond” report found that  DoD aims to integrate big data analytics into JIE to help strengthen cybersecurity of …

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DoD to Examine Feasibility of Lockable Opioid Package

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The Defense Department will conduct a feasibility study on the use of locking vials to prevent opioid pilfering and abuse in an effort to comply with a provision in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. Safe RX said Thursday the Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act also provides funds to state and local government agencies to research the …

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Report: 2017 NDAA to Boost Laser Weapon Procurement Budget

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The Defense Department will receive a 51 percent increase in funds to procure and develop laser weapons under the fiscal 2017 defense policy bill that President Obama signed into law last week, Military Times reported Wednesday. Shawn Snow writes the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act authorizes roughly $328 million for the development of directed-energy …

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Report: Russia Claims US Defense Policy Bill Lifts Restrictions to Arm Syrian Rebels

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Russia claims the 2017 U.S. defense policy bill eases restrictions on the provision of weapons to Syrian rebels and gives the U.S. government leeway to deliver shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles, Reuters reported Tuesday. Andrew Osborn writes Maria Zakharova, spokeswoman of Russia’s foreign ministry, said Russia views the policy change in the 2017 National Defense Authorization …

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