NDIA asks Congress to reconsider several defense legislative proposals

5/7/2020

Capitol Building

ARLINGTON, VA – The National Defense Industrial Association is among members of the Acquisition Reform Working Group voicing concern to the Senate and House Armed Services committees over several legislative proposals that the groups say could harm the defense industrial base, the Arlington, VA-based trade organization announces today.

The May 6 letter to Congress from NDIA and others outlined issues with Defense Department proposals that these groups say would:

  • Reverse reforms made in previous National Defense Authorization Acts
  • Authorize release of data that could weaken trade-secret protections
  • Require contractors to provide uncertified cost information, adding a layer of bureaucracy
  • Require contracting officers to determine a commercial equivalent for every procurement

NDIA previously had voiced opposition to the Defense Department’s request to classify the Future Years Defense Plan, which outlines its spending goals for future years.  

The entire May 6 letter is available here. The other signing organizations are the American Council of Engineering Companies, the Computing Technology Industry Association and the Information Technology Industry Council.

For media queries, please contact Evamarie Socha at esocha@NDIA.org. 

About NDIA

The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is America's leading defense industry association promoting national security. NDIA provides a legal and ethical forum for the exchange of information between industry and government on national security issues. NDIA and its members foster the development of the most innovative and superior equipment, training, and support for warfighters and first responders through its divisions, local chapters, affiliated associations, and events. For more information, visit www.ndia.org