Tag Archives: National Defense Authorization Act

House, Senate NDAAs Seek to Address Supply Chain Security Risks Posed by China

U.S. Capitol

The Senate and House of Representatives have included provisions to address China-related supply chain security issues in their versions of the fiscal 2021 National Defense Authorization Act. The Senate’s NDAA version would require the secretary of the Department of Defense (DoD) to “take security risks posed by at-risk vendors such as Huawei and ZTE into account when making overseas stationing decisions.”

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House Armed Services Committee Proposes $740.5B NDAA to Establish National Cloud for AI Research Integrated Into FY 2021 NDAA

Artificial intelligence

The House Armed Services Committee has proposed National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2021, which has included a bill that would create a national cloud infrastructure for artificial intelligence research, Nextgov reported Thursday.

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GSA Awards Three Contracts for E-Marketplace Platform Providers to Modernize Procurement; Emily Murphy, Julie Dunne Quoted

Emily Murphy

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded contracts to Amazon Business, Fisher Scientific and Overstock.com to expand implementation efforts for the Commercial Platforms program and Section 846 of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act. The platforms will be available to federal agencies to modernize the procurement and gain insights into open-market online spending. 

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House’s Draft NDAA Wants Pentagon to Address Cyber Workforce, IT Asset Management Issues

Pentagon

The House Armed Services Committee’s intelligence, emerging threats and capabilities subpanel has released a draft of its National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would direct the Department of Defense (DoD) to address issues concerning cyber workforce and information technology-related assets, C4ISRNET reported Tuesday.

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DoD Considers Delaying Chinese Tech Removal Rule Implementation

Pentagon

A section in the fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act requiring government contractors to remove Chinese-made technologies from their networks is now slated to take effect in August 2020 and the Department of Defense (DoD) is considering delaying by a year full compliance with that provision, FedScoop reported Monday.

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Senate Panel OKs $740.5B National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2021

House Appropriations

The Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday passed a $740.5 billion defense policy bill for fiscal year 2021 in a 25-2 vote. The Senate panel said the U.S. military advantage in ground, aerial, space, cyber space and maritime domains should be protected and the FY21 NDAA seeks accelerate innovation to allow the country to better compete with Russia and China.

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Sen. Ron Johnson Eyes Inclusion of National Cyber Director in NDAA

Ron Johnson

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said he plans to require the creation of a Senate-confirmed director role for national cybersecurity and wants the proposal to be included in the National Defense Authorization Act, Nextgov reported Wednesday.

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