National Defense Authorization Act
|National Defense Authorization Act|
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is the name for each of a series of United States federal laws specifying the annual budget and expenditures of the U.S. Department of Defense. The first NDAA was passed in 1961. The U.S. Congress oversees the defense budget primarily through two yearly bills: the National Defense Authorization Act and defense appropriations bills. The authorization bill determines the agencies responsible for defense, establishes recommended funding levels, and sets the policies under which money will be spent. The appropriations bill provides funds.
|NDAA 2012||Legal approval of imprisonment without legal process: "A landmark in American history"|
|NDAA 2013||The Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012 passed as part of this NDAA.|
|NDAA 2017||US military budget 2017|