FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act: Selected Personnel and Health Care Issues [Updated June 4, 2021] [open pdf - 2MB]
From the Summary: "The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) authorizes appropriations for a wide range of national security programs and activities within the Department of Defense (DOD) and other executive agencies. Congress typically includes organizational reform, new or modified defense policies, and directed reports or studies among the legislation's provisions. For FY2021, the House-passed (H.R. 6395) and Senate-passed (S. 4049) bills sought to implement or supplement various categories of personnel and health care matters related to servicemembers, maritime personnel, servicemember families, and DOD civilian employees. Certain provisions address annual authorizations of military personnel end-strengths, others affect existing program authorities, and some are novel personnel and healthcare programs. The legislative process for these two bills culminated on January 1, 2021, when the FY2021 NDAA became P.L. [Public Law] 116-283 after Congress voted to override a Presidential veto."
CRS Report for Congress, R46810
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/