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  • Wednesday, June 08, 2016
  • SENATE NDAA BILL DRAWS VETO THREAT - June 8, 2016
  • Senate Debates Defense Policy Bill Under Veto Threat, in Part for Acquisition Reforms

    By Charles S. Clark, Government Executive

    At a whopping 1,700 pages awaiting more than 300 planned amendments, the defense authorization bill now on the Senate floor drew a veto threat from President Obama on Tuesday in part because of acquisition reforms, many of which have support in the contracting community.

    In its statement of administration policy, the Office of Management and Budget criticized the Senate Armed Services Committee-passed version of the fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act  (S. 2943) for provisions that would  “micromanage” the Pentagon “with overly prescriptive organizational changes.”

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