Tag Archives: National Defense Authorization Act

GAO: Indefinite-Delivery Orders Comprised 40% of DoD Contract Obligations in FY 2015-2017

The Government Accountability Office has found that orders placed under indefinitely-delivery contracts accounted for approximately 40 percent of the Defense Department’s contract obligations between fiscal years 2015 and 2017. GAO said in a report published Thursday it found that DoD awarded about three-quarters of indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts to a single vendor in the …

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Draft Fiscal 2019 NDAA to Keep DISA, Fund AI, Machine Learning Tech

A markup of the proposed fiscal 2019 defense policy bill released by the office of House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) does not include a plan to shut down the Defense Information Systems Agency, Nextgov reported Monday. The chairman’s markup of the fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act released …

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James Mattis Calls for National Security Exceptions to Russia Sanctions Law

Defense Secretary James Mattis has called for waivers to allow U.S. allies to prevent any sanctions related to the procurement of Russian-made weapons, Military.com reported Friday. Mattis told lawmakers Thursday at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing that Congress should make “national security exceptions” to the Countering America’s Adversaries Through …

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House Armed Services Committee Suggests Establishment of AI Support Council

The House Armed Services Committee has suggested the establishment of an artificial intelligence support council under a recent draft of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, C4ISRNet reported. Once approved, the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Policy and Oversight Council will be formed to supervise development of research and applications supporting the Defense Department‘s …

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Reps. Mac Thornberry, Adam Smith Initiate 2019 NDAA Draft

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) and ranking member Adam Smith (D-Washington) have introduced a “by request” bill to begin drafting a fiscal 2019 defense policy bill. The committee said Friday the effort marks the first step to craft the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, which will include proposals from the Defense …

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