ABSTRACT

Defense Primer: The NDAA Process   [open pdf - 303KB]

"The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) provides authorization of appropriations for the Department of Defense (DOD), nuclear weapons programs of the Department of Energy, and the DOD elements of the Intelligence Community. In addition to serving as an authorization of appropriations, the NDAA establishes defense policies and restrictions, and addresses organizational administrative matters related to the DOD. Unlike an appropriations bill, the NDAA does not provide budget authority for government activities. Enactment of the annual NDAA has come to be expected, as the FY2016 NDAA was the 54th consecutive defense authorization act to be enacted. This regular enactment of complex legislation for over five decades illustrates, engenders, and is dependent on close adherence to process and consistency in procedures, schedules, and protocols."

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CRS In Focus, IF10515
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2016-11-28
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Public Domain
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Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html
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