The Senate and House Armed Services Committees in a compromise National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022 removed language that would have created a Space National Guard, and included a provision directing DoD to identify space programs that could be declassified.
The House Armed Services Committee in its version of the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed several provisions on national security space policy and DoD procurement of space technologies.
Kendall reorganizes Space Force acquisition office, wants faster merger with Space Development Agency
Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall announced Aug. 24 he is reorganizing the office that oversees Space Force acquisition programs.
The House Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on strategic forces in its markup of the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act raises concerns about the state of the U.S. space launch infrastructure.
The U.S. Senate voted 81-13 on Jan. 1 to override President Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021.
The House of Representatives on Dec. 28 voted to overturn President Donald Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2021.
Two-thirds majorities are needed in the House and Senate to overturn the president's veto of the NDAA and enact the bill into law.
The Senate on Dec. 11 voted 84-13 to pass the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, adopting the compromise defense policy bill by a large enough margin to override a presidential veto.
The House on Dec. 8 voted 335-78 to pass the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, adopting the compromise defense policy bill by a large enough margin to override a presidential veto.
House and Senate negotiators on Dec. 3 released a compromise version of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021.
Differences between the House and Senate versions of the NDAA will be negotiated in a conference some time this fall.
The committee is concerned that the Air Force’s recommendations “risk undermining congressional oversight of major space acquisition programs.”
HASC Chairman Adam Smith: . “I want to make sure there’s competition.”
The $150 million addition is for investments focused on the National Security Space Launch Phase 3 competition.
The Air Force must fund three-year R&D partnerships with companies to help them prepare to meet the requirements of the National Security Space Launch Phase 3 competition.
Cooper: “We continue our focus on increasing the resilience and capability of our space assets."
The Strategic Forces markup challenges DoD's acquisition strategy for satellite-based communications and is critical of the Space Development Agency.
The SASC markup of the 2021 NDAA includes several Space Force provisions but none on acquisition reforms.
A May 29 letter signed by 28 lawmakers asks the Air Force to not cave to pressure to add a third provider in the Phase 2 launch services procurement.