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Conference bill streamlines FMS pricing, retains timeline requirement

November 16, 2017 |
Justin Doubleday
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The fiscal year 2018 defense policy bill seeks to speed up the foreign military sales process by eliminating the need to certify prices for items and services already under U.S. government contract, while also requiring the Defense Department to set timelines and milestones for the FMS process. The bill agreed to by conferees and passed by the House Nov. 14 includes a provision "to clarify that additional certification is not required for a foreign military sale where there is already...

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