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Understanding the fiscal 2025 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is vital for national security and professionals tasked with navigating public policy, regulation, and political challenges at various levels of government.

Watch our recorded webinar with CQ newsroom for a 30-minute briefing diving into the latest congressional developments on the bill, following House passage and Senate Armed Services Committee approval of their respective bills.

The panel will provide an overview of the most significant developments and most heated points of partisan tension in the two chambers and some of the issues that may emerge as sticking points when the two versions are reconciled in the months ahead.

Watch now to gain valuable insights into the legislative process and prepare for emerging defense policy impacts on your organization.


  • John Donnelly is a senior writer covering national security at CQ and Roll Call. He has covered the Pentagon and defense industry for 30 years. He is a former president of Military Reporters & Editors, former chairman of the National Press Club Board of Governors and he served on the Standing Committee of Correspondents of the U.S. Congress, which represents the news media on Capitol Hill. 
  • Briana Reilly is a defense and national security reporter for CQ Roll Call. Before joining the newsroom in January 2023, she covered the Air Force and then Pentagon emerging technology development at trade publication Inside Defense. Prior to that, she spent nearly five years as a state politics and government reporter in Wisconsin, where she’s from originally.
  • Moderated by Andrew Clevenger, an award-winning journalist who has been CQ Roll Call’s Defense and National Security Editor since 2022. Prior to joining CQ Roll Call in 2017, he reported for Defense News and Bloomberg BNA.