Contentious Acquisition Changes Stay In Final Defense Bill

Law360, Nashville (November 8, 2017, 8:26 PM EST) -- The nearly $700 billion final version of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act unveiled Wednesday eliminates a proposal to establish a new U.S. Space Corps, but what remain are controversial acquisition changes and a disputed measure intended to give the Pentagon limited drug and device approval authority.

The NDAA is the biggest defense bill — and by extension, given the U.S. Department of Defense's massive budget, usually the most impactful legislation for federal contractors — considered by Congress each year, setting out budget authority and policy...
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