The Twelve Days of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Fact # 9

Fact #9 of 12 about the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): Section 801 of the Senate version of the NDAA, entitled “Limitation on use of cost-type contracts,” would prohibit DoD from using cost-type contracts for the production of major defense acquisition programs, unless the Under Secretary of Defense for AT&L, after consultation with the Director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation, certifies to Congress that a cost-type contract is needed to provide a required capability in a timely and cost-effective manner.

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