Johnson Weapon System Provision Included in NDAA Conference Report

December 4, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, a provision authored by U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) to improve the Department of Defense’s (DoD) approach to overseeing weapon systems investments was included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021 Conference Report.

“This bipartisan provision streamlines America’s weapon system investments, saves the taxpayer money, and improves national security,” said Johnson. “My provision will optimize our investment in weapons systems within the DoD and I’m proud it was included in the final NDAA Conference Report. I’m grateful both sides were able to reach an agreement to provide a pay increase to our servicemembers and enhance our military readiness around the globe.”

This provision will require DoD to develop a formal implementation plan to establish the necessary technology, systems, and data to perform enterprise-level portfolio management. As a result, the Department will be on a path toward maximizing taxpayer dollars to develop and field capabilities required by our men and women in uniform. This is the fifth provision authored by Johnson to pass the House during his first term.