Tag Archives: 2017 National Defense Authorization Act

Obama Clears $619B Defense Spending Legislation for Fiscal 2017

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President Barack Obama has signed the 2017 defense policy bill that authorizes $618.7 billion in funds and includes $67 billion for overseas contingency operations, The Hill reported Friday. Rebecca Kheel writes the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act provides for $3.2 billion more OCO funds than Obama’s request that will cover a 2.1-percent military pay raise and additional …

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Robert Work: DoD’s Proposed FY 2018 Budget Seeks to Increase Spending on Munitions, Strategic Capabilities Office

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Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work has said Defense Department planners have started to develop a budget plan for fiscal year 2018 that aims to increase funds for military weapons and prototyping efforts of DoD’s strategic capabilities office, Defense News reported Monday. Work told reporters that President-elect Donald Trump’s team would finalize the …

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DoD’s DIUx Arm Details Approach for Faster Acquisitions

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The Defense Department’s Defense Innovation Unit Experimental has published a guidebook in efforts to help agencies create contracting vehicles that could optimize time and costs required to acquire technology, DoD News reported Friday. Rick Docksai writes DIUx’s website offers free access to the 99-page guidebook titled “Fast, Flexible, and Collaborative: The Commercial Solutions …

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Sen. John McCain: House, Senate Could Soon Finalize 2017 NDAA

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Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Arizona) has said lawmakers in both chambers of Congress could wrap up the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act “very soon,” Defense News reported Wednesday. Joe Gould writes McCain met with committee ranking member Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island) and stated that policy provisions and defense funding …

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Report: Ashton Carter to Support Presidential Veto of 2017 NDAA

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Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Arizona) in a letter he will recommend that President Barack Obama reject the fiscal year 2017 defense policy bill in its current form due to reform and war funding provisions, Defense News reported Monday. Joe Gould writes Carter …

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Ashton Carter Raises Concerns About Fiscal 2017 Defense Policy Bill

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Defense Secretary Ash Carter has sent a letter to the leaders of House and Senate Armed Services Committees to outline his concerns about funding strategies and certain measures contained in the fiscal 2017 defense policy bill, DoD News reported Thursday. Terri Moon Cronk writes Carter is concerned about a 2017 National Defense Authorization …

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