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History of the NDAA

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), FY1961-FY2017

 

Fiscal

Year

Public Law

Official Title and Programs Added to Scope of Authorization Bill (if any) with citation

1961

87-53

Authorize aircraft, missiles and naval vessel appropriations.

 

"Extra Funds Approved For Planes, Missiles, Ships." In CQ Almanac 1961, 17th ed., 414-15. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly, 1961. http://library.cqpress.com/cqalmanac/cqal61-1373672 .

1962

87-118

“To authorize additional appropriations for aircraft, missiles, naval vessels for the Armed Forces, and for other purposes. That is, in addition to the funds authorized to be appropriated during the fiscal year 1962 for the use of the Armed Forces of the United States for procurement of aircraft, missiles, and naval vessels, as authorized by law.”

 

"Extra Funds Approved For Planes, Missiles, Ships." In CQ Almanac 1961, 17th ed., 414-15. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly, 1961. http://library.cqpress.com/cqalmanac/cqal61-1373672.

1963

87-436

Research, development, test and engineering (RDT&E) for aircraft, missiles and naval vessels in “Authorize appropriations during fiscal year 1963 for aircraft, missiles, naval vessels for the Armed Forces, and for other purposes.”

 

"High-Speed Bomber Stirs Controversy." In CQ Almanac 1962, 18th ed., 08-416-08-419. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly, 1963.  http://library.cqpress.com/cqalmanac/cqal62-1326684.

1964

88-28

Aircraft, missiles, naval vessels, Appropriation. “To authorize appropriations during fiscal year 1964 for procurement, research, development, test, and evaluation of aircraft, missiles, and naval vessels for the Armed Forces, and for other purposes.”

"$15 Billion Defense Program Authorized." In CQ Almanac 1963, 19th ed., 419-23. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly, 1964. http://library.cqpress.com/cqalmanac/cqal63-1317431 .

1965

88-288

Armed Forces Appropriation Authorization, 1965.

1966

89-37

 

 

Procurement of tracked combat vehicles in “Armed Forces Appropriation Authorization, 1966.”

 

"Defense Procurement and Research Act." In CQ Almanac 1965, 21st ed., 684-89. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly, 1966. http://library.cqpress.com/cqalmanac/cqal65-1260031.

1967

89-501

Armed Forces Appropriation Authorization, 1967.

1968

90-22

Armed Forces Appropriation Authorization, 1968.

1969

90-500

Armed Forces Appropriation Authorization, 1969.

1970

91-121

Procurement of other weapons in “Armed Forces Appropriation Authorization, 1970.”

 

"Congress Authorizes Controversial ABM Funds." In CQ Almanac 1969, 25th ed., 257-92. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly, 1970. http://library.cqpress.com/cqalmanac/cqal69-1248065.

1971

91-441

Procurement of torpedoes and related support equipment; active duty personnel strengths of each component of the Armed Forces in “Armed Forces Appropriation Authorization, 1971.”

 

"Congress Authorizes Defense Funds After Long Debate." In CQ Almanac 1970, 26th ed., 02-380-02-413. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly, 1971. http://library.cqpress.com/cqalmanac/cqal70-1293428.

1972

92-156

Armed Forces Appropriation Authorization, 1972.

1973

92-436

Average military training student loads of each component of the Armed Forces in “Armed Forces Appropriation Authorization, 1973.”

 

"Defense Procurement: $20.9-Billion for Fiscal 1973." In CQ Almanac 1972, 28th ed., 04-404-04-418. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly, 1973.  http://library.cqpress.com/cqalmanac/cqal72-1250799.

1974

93-155

Department of Defense Appropriation Authorization Act, 1974.

1975

93-365

Department of Defense Appropriation Authorization Act, 1975.

1976

94-106

Military construction of ammunition facilities in the “Department of Defense Appropriation Authorization Act, 1976.”

 

"Military Procurement: $25.5-Billion Provided." In CQ Almanac 1975, 31st ed., 365-79. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly, 1976. http://library.cqpress.com/cqalmanac/cqal75-1214253.

1977

94-361

Department of Defense Appropriation Authorization Act, 1977.

1978

95-79

Department of Defense Appropriation Authorization Act, 1978.

1979

95-485

Department of Defense Appropriation Authorization Act, 1979.

1980

96-107

Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1980.

1981

96-342

Operation and maintenance of DOD and all it components in the “Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1981.”

 

"Congress Clears $52.8 Billion Defense Bill." In CQ Almanac 1980, 36th ed., 47-65. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly, 1981. http://library.cqpress.com/cqalmanac/cqal80-1175242.

1982

97-86

Procurement of ammunition and “Other Procurement” in the “Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1982.”

 

"Defense Bill Makes Most of Reagan's Cuts." In CQ Almanac 1981, 37th ed., 212-30. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly, 1982. http://library.cqpress.com/cqalmanac/cqal81-1172236.

1983

97-252

Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1983

1984

98-94

Working capital funds in the “Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1984.”

 

"$187.5 Billion Set for Defense Buildup." In CQ Almanac 1983, 39th ed., 175-93. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly, 1984. http://library.cqpress.com/cqalmanac/cqal83-1198577.

1985

98-525

Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1985.

1986

99-145

Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1986.

1987

99-661

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1987.

1988

100-180

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989.

1989

100-456

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1989.

1990

101-189

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1990 and 1991.

1991

101-510

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1991.

1992

102-190

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993.

1993

102-484

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993.

1994

103-160

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994.

1995

103-337

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995.

1996

104-106

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1996.

1997

104-201

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997.

1998

105-85

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1998.

1999

105-261

Strom Thurmond Department of Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999.

2000

106-65

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000.

2001

106-398

Floyd D. Spence National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001.

2002

107-107

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002.

2003

107-314

Bob Stump National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003.

2004

108-136

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004.

2005

108-375

Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005.

2006

109-163

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006.

2007

109-364

John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007.

2008

110-181

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008.

2009

110-417

Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009.

2010

111-84

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010.

2011

111-383

Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011.

2012

112-81

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012.

2013

112-239

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013.

2014

113-66

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014.

2015

113-291

Carl Levin and Howard P. ‘‘Buck’’ McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015.

2016

114-92

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016.

2017

114-328

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017.

Source: Information compiled by the Congress Research Service (CRS) from the Congress.gov and CQ Almanac.

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