Tag Archives: 2019 National Defense Authorization Act

PSC Welcomes Proposed LPTA Limitation for Civilian Agencies; Wash100 Award Winner David Berteau Quoted

The Professional Services Council (PSC) welcomes the proposed Federal Acquisition Regulation rule to limit civilian agencies’ use of the lowest price technically acceptable (LPTA) source selection process for certain services contracts, PSC announced on Wednesday

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Trump to Sign $717B Defense Policy Bill at Fort Drum

President Trump will sign the Congress-approved $717 billion defense policy bill for 2019 at Fort Drum in New York, Washington Examiner reported Wednesday. Last week, House and Senate lawmakers finalized the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes provisions to prohibit the government from using technologies from Chinese telecommunication firms and …

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Defense Bill Conference Committee Backs EW, Cyber Strategies

The committee tasked to harmonize the House and Senate versions of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act has included multiple provisions on cybersecurity and electronic warfare in the NDAA conference report, MeriTalk reported Tuesday. One provision makes it a matter of national policy to use “offensive cyber capabilities” and “all instruments …

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Senate’s Fiscal 2019 Defense Bill Proposes Additional DoD Cross-Functional Teams

The Senate’s version of fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act includes language that would establish additional cross-functional teams to help the Defense Department address specific organizational challenges, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. The provision calls for the formation of CFTs that will focus on electronic warfare, security clearances and lethality of close-combat …

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House Passes $717B National Defense Budget for FY 2019

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the $717 billion 2019 National Defense Authorization Act on Thursday with 351 voting in favor and 66 voting against. 131 Democrats sided with 220 Republicans in support of the bill, The Hill reported. The House’s version of the defense budget allocates $617 billion for …

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House Committee’s 2019 NDAA Includes Hosted Payload Coordination Language

A fiscal 2019 defense appropriations bill crafted by the House Armed Services Committee contains language that would require a Defense Department component to manage commercially hosted payloads, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. Rep. Donald Norcross, D-N.J., introduced the language as amendment to the panel’s version of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act. …

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