Lawmakers propose defense policy changes to boost innovation, commercial partnerships

By Briana Reilly / July 8, 2022 at 12:13 PM
Ahead of the House debate next week on the fiscal year 2023 defense policy bill, lawmakers have proposed a series of bipartisan amendments designed to bolster innovation and partnerships with nontraditional defense contractors. Among the more than 1,000 measures members of Congress have floated thus far are provisions to create a new pilot program “to accelerate the development of advanced technology for national security,” expand the Defense Department’s other transaction authority and compel the Pentagon’s chief technology officer to submit...

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