Tag Archives: NDAA

Report: Defense Threat Reduction Agency to Absorb JIDA By Sept. 30

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The Defense Department will integrate the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency into the Defense Threat Reduction Agency to comply with a provision in the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, Defense News reported Tuesday. Jen Judson writes the law calls for DoD to move JIDA under the supervision of an existing defense agency or a military department. …

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$607B Defense Policy Bill Gets Obama’s Signature

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President Barack Obama has signed a bill authorizing a $607 billion budget for the Defense Department‘s military operations and reform efforts in fiscal 2016, USA Today reported Wednesday. David Jackson writes the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act provides funds to help DoD operate globally and improve the department’s retirement and compensation programs for service members. …

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Congress OKs Revised Fiscal 2016 Defense Bill

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The Senate passed a $607 billion defense policy bill Tuesday in a 91-3 vote, following the House’s 370-58 approval of the same bill last week, The Hill newspaper reported Tuesday. Jordaine Carney writes House and Senate negotiators trimmed about $5 billion from the 2016 Defense Authorization Act‘s original version in order to …

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Mac Thornberry: 2016 NDAA Would Be Step Toward Defense Acquisition Reform

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House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) has said the 2016 defense policy bill is a significant first step in their efforts to revamp the Pentagon’s acquisition system, Defense News reported Monday. Joe Gould writes some observers like Thornberry see the current procurement process at the Defense Department as unfavorable to U.S. military …

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Rep. Mac Thornberry: SASC, HASC Plan $5B Defense Budget Cuts

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Members of the House and Senate armed services committees plan to cut $5 billion from the defense budget in support of a Congress budget agreement with the White House, Defense News reported Wednesday. Joe Gould writes that HASC Chair Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) indicated the armed services committees currently work with the appropriations …

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President Obama Rejects $612B Defense Policy Bill

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President Barack Obama has issued a veto on the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, sending the legislation back to Congress over what he called a strategy to sidestep military budget caps, The Hill newspaper reported Thursday. Jordan Fabian writes the $612 billion NDAA was approved by the Senate in a 70-27 vote and the House through a …

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McCain, Thornberry Call for Review of DoD Reorganization Law

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House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) and Senate counterpart Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) plan to hold congressional hearings to re-examine a 1986 law that established the U.S. military’s current command structure, Defense News reported Tuesday. Joe Gould writes that Thornberry and McCain called for a review of the Goldwater-Nichols Act as Congress seeks to …

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Deltek’s Alex Rossino: Reconciled FY 2016 Defense Policy Bill Contains Tech Offset Program, Rapid Innovation Fund Provisions

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Alex Rossino, a principal research analyst at Deltek, has outlined three provisions on technological innovations in the reconciled bill of the House and Senate versions of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2016. Rossino wrote in a blog post published Oct. 13 that House adopted a Senate provision …

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Senators Vote 70-27 to Send 2016 NDAA to White House

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The Senate has sent the proposed $612 billion National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2016 to the White House with a 70-27 vote that includes 20 from Democratic senators, The Hill reported Wednesday. Jordain Carney writes that the number of votes is enough to support Republican efforts to overturn President …

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