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House Advances the FY22 NDAA

The House debated this week the FY22 defense authorization measure and there are 476 amendments under consideration on defense policy bill (H.R. 4350).  The discretionary total includes about $739.5 billion in funding for the Defense Department and $28.2 billion for nuclear weapons activities at the Energy Department.  The total authorization level is about $25 billion more than requested by the White House to counter China, including additional funding for weapons procurement, research, and cyber defense and innovation.  The bill includes the following sections:

  • Procurement
  • Research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E)
  • Operation and maintenance (O&M)
  • Space provisions
  • Cybersecurity
  • Acquisition policy
  • Supply chain
  • DOD organization

From Bloomberg Government, please see below important measures included in the bill:

  • Procurement
    • The bill would authorize $147.1 billion for fiscal 2022 procurement programs.
    • The procurement total would include the following authorizations for each military service branch: