FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act: Context and Selected Issues for Congress [March 8, 2021] [open pdf - 2MB]
From the Summary: "Public Law (P.L.) 116-283, the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), enacted by Congress over the veto of President Donald J. Trump, is the 61st consecutive annual NDAA. It mirrors the broad thrusts of the Trump Administration's defense budget request for that fiscal year. The total discretionary budget authority authorized by the bill comes within 1% of the $731.7 billion requested for programs that fall within the scope of the annual NDAA. Of the funds for which authorization was requested, $662.7 billion--nominally 'base budget' funds--would cover the routine, recurring costs to man, train, equip, and operate U.S. forces and to fund other defense-related activities. The request would authorize an additional $69.0 billion designated as funding for Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) to cover the cost of U.S. military operations arising from the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and certain other activities."
CRS Report for Congress, R46714
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/