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FEATURE COMMENT: The Impact Of The National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2014 On Federal Procurement -

In 2013, two National Defense Authorization Acts were enacted. First, on January 2, President Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013. See P.L. 112-239. Subsequently, on December 26, the president signed into law the FY 2014 NDAA. See P.L. 113-66. Unfortunately, the fact that two NDAAs were passed in one year is not a sign of legislative progress or increased cooperation between the legislative and executive branches. Instead, both acts were delayed and enacted approximately three months after the start of their respective fiscal years.

Since the FY 2013 NDAA was the subject of an earlier article, see Schaengold and Deschauer, Feature Comment, “The Impact Of The National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2013 On Federal Procurement,” 55 GC ¶ 57 (2013 NDAA FC), this FEATURE COMMENT focuses on the FY 2014 NDAA and discusses its more significant procurement-related provisions...

Originally published in The Government Contractor - 2014.

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