Rollback of 2018 law imminent, ending drama over U.S. missile defense procurement authority

By Jason Sherman / December 16, 2022 at 12:41 PM
The Missile Defense Agency is on the cusp of securing a major bureaucratic victory after prevailing on lawmakers to roll back a law mandating weapon system procurement authority be transitioned to the military departments, a policy shift with implications most immediately for the Army's Terminal High Altitude Area Defense program. The final version of the fiscal year 2023 defense policy bill, which the Senate yesterday passed and is now awaiting presidential approval, includes a provision MDA has long desired: repeal...

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