Mac Thornberry

Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas
Rep. Mac Thornberry speaks during a meeting with journalists June 11, 2019 at George Washington University. (GW School of Media and Public Affairs / Flickr)

House Republicans shouldn’t hold up NDAA, Thornberry says

The top Republican on the Armed Services Committee said he will support less funding than Republicans had hoped for, in order to finish the bill on time…
House Armed Services Committee chairman Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, released his mark of the fiscal 2019 NDAA Monday, which included new assessments for the DoD’s research and potential use of emerging technologies like AI and quantum sciences. (Photo by New America/

Pentagon development of AI, quantum tech urged in defense bill

The committee is calling on the DOD to take a deeper look at how it can leverage emerging technologies in next year’s authorization bill.
House Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry questions Secretary of Defense Ash Carter during a hearing before the House Armed Services Committee on fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Budget Request from the Department of Defense in Washington D.C., March 22, 2016. (DOD photo / Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz)

House threatens DOD funding for JEDI commercial cloud in 2019 NDAA draft

If the Pentagon wants to fund its $10 billion commercial cloud acquisition, it has some questions to answer about the contract's single award.
Rep. Mac Thornberry, right, greets Pfc. Hunter Lane, left, an embarkation specialist with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461 at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., March 18, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lucas Hopkins/Released)

Mac Thornberry wants to eliminate DISA

The legislation also calls to limit department senior executive service CIO roles to just five starting in 2021.