Tag Archives: National Defense Authorization Act

House Overrides NDAA Veto, Passes Stimulus Payment Increase

US Capitol

The House voted 322-87 Monday to override President Donald Trump’s veto of the $740.5B National Defense Authorization Act, Politico reported. The Senate is set to reconvene Tuesday to consider the annual defense policy bill, which Trump rejected a week ago over provisions that would remove from military installations the names of Confederate leaders, set restrictions on the withdrawal of U.S. warfighters from Europe and Afghanistan and provide liability protection for social media companies, also known as Section 230.

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GovCon Expert Chuck Brooks: Better Cybersecurity on 2021 Urgent Wish List for U.S. Government

GovCon Expert Chuck Brooks

GovCon Expert Chuck Brooks has published his latest article as a member of Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Expert program on Tuesday. In his latest piece, Chuck Brooks discussed the most recent cyber breaches that have impacted federal agencies and the dire need to prevent future breaches and potential consequences of not prioritizing cybersecurity in 2021.

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House OKs $740.5B Defense Policy Bill for FY 2021; Rep. Adam Smith Quoted

Rep. Adam Smith Chairman HASC

The House on Tuesday voted 335-78 to pass a bill that would authorize $740.5B in fiscal year 2021 funds for the Department of Defense, The Wall Street Journal reported. The FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, named after Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, includes hazard pay for warfighters and directs the administration to send a comprehensive assessment of troop withdrawal from Afghanistan before it can use funds. The NDAA prevents the White House from pulling out warfighters from Germany until 120 days after the DoD secretary reviews the moves.

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William Nelson Delivers Keynote Address During Potomac Officers Club’s Ensuring PNT Superiority on the Future Battlefield Virtual Event

William Nelson, director of Assured Position, Navigation and Timing (APNT) Cross Functional Team (CFT) at the U.S. Army

William Nelson, director of Assured Position, Navigation and Timing (APNT) Cross Functional Team (CFT) at the U.S. Army, delivered the opening keynote address during Potomac Officers Club’s Ensuring PNT Superiority on the Future Battlefield Virtual Event on November 5th. If you missed the live version of the event, visit Potomac Officers Club’s Event Archive.

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DoD Creates New Office to Oversee Space Policy; David Norquist Quoted

David Norquist Deputy Defense Secretary DoD

The Department of Defense established on Thursday the office of the assistant secretary of defense for space policy in accordance with the fiscal year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act. The creation of the new position “is a change of the civilian oversight of the space enterprise that aligns with the establishment of the U.S. Space Force and U.S. Space Command,” said David Norquist, deputy defense secretary and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner.

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