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Liberal Legislation that Affects the Defense Industry

DatePositive Result\BenefitLawRank
02/05/11Number of US and Russian strategic nuclear missile launchers reduced in half by 2017New START Treaty
02/05/11Number of US and Russian nuclear warheads deployed reduced by two-thirds by 2017 New START Treaty
05/22/09Annual awards program established to recognize individuals and teams making significant contributions to improving efficiency of defense aquisition programsWeapons Systems Acquisition Reform
05/22/09Funding provided to hire and retain highly skilled specialists to assess the cost, schedule and applicability of proposed Defense Dept weapons systemsWeapons Systems Acquisition Reform
05/22/09Oversight and audit required of those major defense programs experiencing cost overruns to determine if the programs are essential and cost-effectiveWeapons Systems Acquisition Reform
05/22/09Defense contractors prohibited from participating in both the systems engineering and the development /construction phases of the weapon systems Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform
05/22/09Defense oversight council required to seek input from combat commanders in evaluating proposed weapons system capabilities and needs Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform
05/22/09Independent cost assesessment director initiated to ensure that cost estimates for major Defense contracts are fair, reliable, and unbiasedWeapons Systems Acquisition Reform

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