President Trump has signed a massive new National Defense Authorization Act. What does it mean for U.S. national security?
Latest in National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)
After several months of back-and-forth, the Senate and House of Representatives agreed on a consensus version of the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA) on July 23. FIRRMA reforms the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) process currently used to evaluate and address national security-related concerns related to foreign investment into the United States.
The joint House and Senate conference committee for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 2019 has agreed upon and released a reconciled version of the bill. Both the reconciled statutory text and accompanying joint explanatory statement are posted below:
A reminder that Congress can exert significant power when it comes to the roles, responsibilities, and authorities of executive branch agencies. That includes the Department of Defense's approach to military cyber operations.
The NDAA will reduce the influence of the JAG Corp. That's probably not a good idea.