NDAA in Peril
By Hamilton Cook & Matt Vallone
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is an annual policy bill that authorizes funding for programs and provides policy guidance to the Department of Defense, which has been passed successfully every year since its inception in 1961. However, this year the NDAA process has been complicated by the ongoing fight over border wall funding and topline spending. Hamilton Cook sat down with Matt Vallone to discuss the outcomes and implications of the possibility of this being the first year in fifty-nine years that Congress fails to pass an NDAA.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
Hamilton Cook is a Research Associate with Avascent Analytics, where he specializes in airborne platforms and systems, simulation and training, and the US Army. In addition, Hamilton has been quoted in media regarding US Army aviation, long-range fires, and budgetary policy. Previously, Hamilton worked in Avascent’s consulting division, where he specialized in military platforms as well as services price-to-win. For more information, contact: email@example.com.
Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis at Avascent Analytics, is responsible for the team of analysts that maintain and update Avascent’s Global Platforms and Systems database. In addition, Matt serves as Avascent’s primary expert on Congressional activity and the appropriations process, writing a weekly report on Congressional action. Prior to working for Avascent, Matt served as legislative director for Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter in the U.S. House of Representatives. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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