The House Armed Services Committee this week passed its 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. It includes some high-profile provisions, and some that received less coverage. Following are some of the stories about the HASC mark of the NDAA that should matter most to national defense practitioners.
HASC Passes Major DoD Policy Bill for 2017, 60-2 (Defense News)
Carter Troubled by House GOP Plan to Cut Wartime Money (Military.com)
Bye Bye QDR; Hello Stand-Alone Cyber Command: HASC Markup (Breaking Defense)
House Legislation Restricts A-10 Retirement (Defense News)
Thornberry Markup Promotes Prototyping, Experimentation (Defense News)
Photo: A U.S. Air Force A-10A Thunderbolt II prepares to taxi to the runaway prior to the start of its performance at the 2005 Coastal Carolina Air Show in Wilmington, N.C., on April 16, 2005. The A-10, more commonly called a Warthog, is a simple, effective and survivable twin-engine jet aircraft that can be used against all ground targets, including tanks and other armored vehicles. Photo and caption courtesy U.S. Department of Defense.