MDA notches major win in draft bill, retaining procurement authority for service programs

By Jason Sherman / June 7, 2022 at 5:10 PM
The Missile Defense Agency has scored a major victory in its long-running campaign to reverse a statutory mandate that weapon system procurement authority be transitioned to the military departments, winning support in draft legislation to repeal a requirement with immediate implications for long-term responsibility for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense program. The House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee is recommending a one-sentence legislative provision in its mark of the fiscal year 2023 policy bill that would repeal a 2018...

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