On December 12, 2017, President Trump signed the $700 billion 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”) into law. Following negotiations between the House and Senate Armed Services Committees, the NDAA includes new provisions relating to software acquisition within Title VIII — Acquisition Policy, Acquisition Management, and Related Matters, Subtitle H, and the following five sections:
SEC. 871. Noncommercial Computer Software Acquisition Considerations.
SEC. 872. Defense Innovation Board Analysis of Software Acquisition Regulations.
SEC. 873. Pilot Program to Use Agile or Iterative Development Methods to Tailor Major
Software-Intensive Warfighting Systems and Defense Business Systems.
SEC. 874. Software Development Pilot Program Using Agile Best Practices.
SEC. 875. Pilot Program for Open Source Software.