We may soon have a national cyber director. What problems is this office meant to address, what authorities will it have and what questions will remain?
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The president has a legal obligation to file a report with Congress on legal authorities connected to ongoing U.S. military operations. He has shirked that duty.
The spending bill authorizes the Pentagon to create procurement pathways in which software can be purchased in less than a year. If effectively implemented, the change would be dramatic.
The draft National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2020, currently in conference, includes three Arctic-specific provisions that show a continuing increase in congressional attention to the Arctic over the past five years.
Late in the evening on Monday, Aug. 13, about six hours after President Donald Trump publicly signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal 2019 into law, the White House quietly released a signing statement identifying “constitutional concerns” with more than 50 of the new NDAA’s provisions.
This coming Monday, March 12, the Trump administration is expected to produce a “report on the legal and policy frameworks for the United States’ use of military force and related national security operations[,]” the first such report issued under a brand new reporting requirement introduced through Section 1264 of last year’s National Defense Authorization Act. The reporting requirement could turn out to be the one of the most important steps toward increasing transparency in U.S.