Tag Archives: NDAA

Senate Panel’s FY 2022 Defense Policy Bill Markup Adds Funds to Buy 6 More F-35s

F-35 Fighter Jets

The Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) proposed additional funding for the procurement of six more Lockheed Martin-built F-35 fighter jets in its markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2022. The Senate panel’s NDAA markup would add $85 million in funds to procure one additional F-35A for the U.S. Air Force and $535 million for five more F-35C carrier landing jets. 

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National Security Commission on AI to Disband in October; Robert Work Quoted

Robert Work

The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence will officially dissolve on Oct. 1 after three years of helping Congress and the White House gain insight into possible approaches to advance AI and machine learning development. The government will archive all commission reports, press releases and podcasts on the CyberCemetery website hosted by the University of North Texas Libraries.

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PSC Comments on HASC-Passed NDAA With Section 3610 Authority; EVP David Broome Quoted

David Broome

The Professional Services Council (PSC) has welcomed the move of House Armed Services Committee (HASC) members for passing a National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that includes a provision authorizing federal agencies to provide reimbursement to contractors to help them retain employees during the COVID-19 pandemic and future health emergencies.

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House Panel OKs Measure to Add Nearly $25B to President’s FY 2022 Defense Budget Request

Capitol Hill

The House Armed Services Committee (HASC) voted 42-17 Wednesday to approve an amendment that would increase the topline of the defense budget for fiscal year 2022 to $778 billion. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Ala., the House panel's ranking member, introduced the amendment, which reflects a $37 billion increase from the FY 2021 enacted level. 

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Draft House NDAA Provisions Seek to Address Gap Between R&D, Acquisition

Pentagon

A draft of a House defense bill contains two provisions that would create a five-year pilot program to identify promising technologies and broaden Navy programs that promote innovation involving small businesses to help address the “valley of death” between research and acquisition in order to get the technology into the hands of warfighters.

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Cyberspace Solarium Commission Issues Progress Report on Implementation of 2020 Recommendations

Virtual Private Network

The Cyberspace Solarium Commission (CSC) outlined 82 policy recommendations in March 2020 to transform how the federal government responds to cyber threats and of those recommendations, 22 percent have been fully implemented. The commission said in a 56-page report that 44 percent of its recommendations are on track and 13.4 percent are nearing implementation.

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House Panel Asks Chris Inglis to Help Clarify Roles of Federal Cybersecurity Leaders

Chris Inglis

The House Homeland Security Committee has asked National Cyber Director Chris Inglis to help clarify the roles and responsibilities of federal cybersecurity leaders and how he will ensure coordination across his office, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the office of deputy national security adviser for cyber and emerging technology to address cyber-related challenges facing the country.

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House Subcommittee Schedules FY 2022 NDAA Markup

Capitol Hill

The House Armed Services’ cyber, innovative technologies and information systems subcommittee is set to meet Wednesday for the markup of the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2022. The subpanel's proposed NDAA would direct the secretary of the Department of Defense to launch a five-year pilot program to help advance the transition of DOD's science and technology initiatives into full-scale implementation.

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DOD States Position on Drones From Chinese Tech Company DJI

Pentagon

The Department of Defense (DOD) issued a statement saying drones manufactured by China-based Da Jiang Innovations pose a national security threat and that a report that those systems were approved for purchase and use by U.S. government agencies was inaccurate. The Pentagon prohibited the use and procurement of all commercial off-the-shelf drones due to cyber issues in 2018.

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Senate Armed Services Panel OKs $740B Defense Budget for Fiscal 2022; Sen. Jack Reed Quoted

Paid Leave Reimbursement

The Senate Armed Services Committee voted 23-3 Wednesday to move the fiscal year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act to the Senate floor for consideration. The bill would authorize $740.3 billion in FY 2022 funds for the Department of Defense and a 2.7 percent increase in pay for U.S. troops and civilian workforce at DOD.

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