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Report: Rep. Mac Thornberry to Introduce Military Weapons Acquisition Reform Bill

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, plans to unveil in mid-May a new bill that would overhaul the Defense Department‘s system for buying major weapons systems, The Hill reported Tuesday. Ellen Mitchell writes Thornberry said the standalone bill would look to boost DoD’s capacity to negotiate intellectual property licenses and remove legislative …

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Report: 2017 NDAA to Boost Laser Weapon Procurement Budget

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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Obama Clears $619B Defense Spending Legislation for Fiscal 2017

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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Deborah Lee James: Air Force Considers to Waive Fixed-Price Requirement in 2017 NDAA for JSTARS Replacement Program

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has said the service branch has begun to consider whether to use a provision in the fiscal 2017 defense policy bill to waive a fixed-price contract requirement for the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft replacement program, Defense News reported Friday. “There is …

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Senate Sends $619B Fiscal 2017 NDAA to White House

The Senate sent the proposed $618.7 billion defense policy bill for fiscal year 2017 to the White House with a 92-7 vote days after the House passed the measure, Reuters reported Thursday. Patricia Zengerle writes the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act contains a $3.2 billion rise in military spending, provisions that …

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