Senate defense bill includes domestic comparative test program to boost commercial tech in DOD programs

By Justin Doubleday / June 26, 2020 at 8:35 AM
The Senate Armed Services Committee is pushing the Pentagon to set up a comparative testing program for U.S. technologies. The panel's fiscal year 2021 defense authorization bill would modify the law to authorize a domestic version of DOD's longstanding Foreign Comparative Test program. The bill defines the technologies the Pentagon should explore under the program as "conventional defense equipment, munitions, and technologies manufactured and developed domestically." The idea, according to the committee's report accompanying the bill, is to ensure DOD...

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