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S. 1471: Armed Forces Digital Advantage Act

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A bill to require digital engineering as a core competency of the Armed Forces, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Martin Heinrich

Sponsor. Junior Senator for New Mexico. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 15, 2019
Length: 8 pages
May 15, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on May 15, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on May 15, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Heinrich Secures Major Wins For N.M. In Annual Defense Spending Bill
    — Sen. Martin Heinrich [D-NM] (Sponsor) on Jun 27, 2019

Robs Rundown: Week of December 16 December 20, 2019
    — Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 20, 2019

Portmans Bipartisan, Bicameral Effort to Establish Military Workforce of Digital Engineers Ready to be Signed Into Law
    — Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 17, 2019

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May 15, 2019

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