Although the total authorizations are not significantly different, $700 billion for the Senate bill and $696.5 billion for the House bill, there are substantial differences in what gets funded and other provisions.
According to reports, there is no threat of a Presidential veto to either the House or Senate version so we will expect to see a final bill on the President's desk in short order.
You can read about some of the provisions included in the Senate version in the following posts:
- Large Contractors May Need to Reimburse the Defense Department for the Cost of Bid Protests
- 2018 NDAA - Additional Work for DCAA?
- Have Contractor's Been Complaining About DCMA's "Should-Cost" Reviews?
- 2018 NDAA - Changes to DCAA's Annual Report to Congress