People

Senate defense committee delays NDAA markup

Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.), chairman for the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced that the committee would delay marking up the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act due to "uncertainty" in White House budget delivery.

Cybersecurity

Krebs cautions on push for national cyber director

The former CISA chief expressed confidence in Deputy National Security Advisor Anne Neuberger to help the White House confront the multiple cybersecurity incidents it is facing.

Cybersecurity

Mandatory review of DOD's compliance on CMMC is delayed

The Defense Department was supposed to submit a review to Congress by March 1 assessing whether components complied with the guidelines of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program. That deadline has been pushed to June.

Acquisition

Could 2022 see the end of OCO?

As the Biden administration prepares to deliver its first budget, the question arises of whether there's enough political clout to end the controversial overseas contingency operations account.

Fight over defense dollars looms in House

The House Armed Services Committee's top Republican, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.), is pushing for a 3% to 5% increase in the topline 2022 defense budget and wants education and training for cybersecurity and emerging technologies like artificial intelligence to top the panel's agenda.

Cybersecurity

Hassan, Cornyn try again with cyber Guard bill

The bill would allow states to use the National Guard for the purpose of bolstering their cybersecurity.

People

SASC gavel set to change hands

With Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) as the new chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Democrats will set the tone on defense policy and budgets.

Workforce

Hershman critical of CMO cut in NDAA

Lisa Hershman, the Defense Department's outgoing chief management officer, said the office succeeded -- finding a proclaimed $37 billion in savings -- despite inadequate funding.

Senate overrides Trump's veto; NDAA becomes law

The U.S. Senate joined the House of Representatives in overturning President Trump's veto of the annual defense policy bill in a rare New Year's Day vote.

House votes to override Trump's NDAA veto

The Senate is set to vote again on the annual defense bill on Tuesday. With less than a month remaining in his presidency, Donald Trump is looking at his first-ever override.

Trump vetoes 2021 defense bill

The president has vetoed the Defense Department’s yearly authorization bill, which puts Congress in a scramble to repass it before the end of the congressional session.

Cybersecurity

Lawmakers press Trump to sign NDAA in the wake of massive hack

The annual defense bill includes a section on cybersecurity based on recommendations from the Solarium Commission.

IT Modernization

Congress moves to bring back domestic microelectronics manufacturing

The 2021 National Defense Authorization Act would sets a timetable for DOD to stop buying microelectronics manufactured in certain countries, potentially boosting domestic manufacturing for national security.

Senate passes NDAA but veto threat looms

Lawmakers in the House and Senate passed the annual defense bill by margins sufficient to override a presidential veto but some Republican may decide to switch their votes if President Trump decides to reject the bill for reasons unrelated to national security.

Acquisition

NDAA includes new acquisition pilot for consumption-based solutions

The new pilot program based on the Section 809 panel recommendations could speed things up by allowing DOD to buy tech solutions based on how much they use.

House lawmakers push for veto-proof majority on defense bill

Lawmakers are counting on strong support to pass the 2021 defense authorization bill under threat of presidential veto, but concede that anything is possible.

Workforce

Congress axes CMO office in 2021 defense bill

The Defense Department’s third top position will get eliminated after just two years in existence, according to language in the final version of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act.

Cybersecurity

Cyber czar, CISA subpoenas included in must-pass defense bill

Lawmakers are poised to vote on a defense policy bill that would advance dozens of recommendations made by a cyberspace commission.

Congressional leaders push back on NDAA veto threats

Defense committee leaders plan to vote on the annual defense bill without key items on President Trump's wish list.

Dems brace for internal defense budget fight

Defense committee leaders look for a cohesive national security strategy that supports reductions without hampering readiness, but progressives might seek steeper cuts.

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