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Jul 15

Budgets, Reforms and the National Defense Authorization Act

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has been passed by Congress every year for over fifty years. Currently, the NDAA for fiscal year 2016 is being negotiated between the House and the Senate, and a final version is expected to pass in the next few weeks. The NDAA will contain major defense reform initiatives. Much of the debate thus far, however, has been about the budget levels and the President has threatened to veto the bill.

Join us for keynote remarks from Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and a panel discussion with key experts on defense budgets, reforms and the NDAA.

More About the Speakers

Keynote Remarks by
The Honorable John McCain (R-AZ)
Chairman, Senate Armed Services Committee

Followed by a Panel Discussion with
Todd Harrison
Senior Fellow, Defense Budget Studies, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

Roger Zakheim
Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute; Of Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP; and former Deputy Staff Director, House Armed Services Committee

John Bonsell
Vice President for Government Affairs, SAIC, and former Minority Staff Director, Senate Armed Services Committee

Moderated by
Justin Johnson
Senior Policy Analyst for Defense Budgeting Policy, Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy, The Heritage Foundation