Tag Archives: NDAA

Reports: House, Senate to Begin Work on Fiscal 2017 NDAA Reconciliation

A conference committee of House and Senate members will meet to discuss reconciliation of the chambers’ defense policy bills for the 2017 fiscal year, Defense News reported Wednesday. Joe Gould writes Senate Armed Services Committee Staff Director Chris Brose and his House Armed Services Committee counterpart Bob Simmons said at an American Enterprise Institute-hosted event …

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Senate OKs FY 2017 Defense Policy Bill in 85-13 Vote

The Senate voted 85-13 to pass a bill that would authorize $602 billion in defense budget for fiscal year 2017, Defense News reported Tuesday. Joe Gould writes the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act contains acquisition reform provisions, including a measure that would limit cost-plus contracts and a proposal to remove …

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Reports: White House Opposes House Committee’s Contingency Funding Strategy for Defense

The White House has threatened to veto the House Armed Services Committee’s fiscal 2017 defense policy bill for using overseas contingency operations fund to supplement the Defense Department‘s base budget, The Hill newspaper reported Monday. Kristina Wong writes an HASC-approved 2017 National Defense Authorization Act seeks to use approximately $18 billion from the OCO account to finance the department’s …

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Rep. Steve Chabot: NDAA Contracting Reforms to Encourage Small Business Participation

Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) has said contracting reforms in the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2016 works to open opportunities for small businesses to compete for defense contracts. Chabot wrote in a guest piece for Defense News published Monday that the 28 million small businesses in the U.S. can help supply warfighter needs amid defense …

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SASC Wants to Keep DoD RD-180 Rocket Engine Purchase Limited to 9

A fiscal 2017 defense policy bill approved by the Senate Armed Services Committee Thursday includes language to restrict the number of RD-180 engines that the Defense Department can purchase from Russia to no more than nine engines, SpacePolicyOnline.com reported Thursday. Marcia Smith writes the number is only half of the RD-180 potential procurements that the House Armed Services …

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Report: House Committee-Approved Fiscal 2017 NDAA Contains ‘Open Systems’ Provision

A defense policy bill the House Armed Services Committee approved two weeks ago contains a provision that would require the Defense Department to implement open architecture-based weapon systems “to the maximum extent practicable,” Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jared Serbu writes an earlier version of the committee’s 2017 National Defense Authorization Act had called for …

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