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Report: Trump’s Proposed $54B Defense Budget Increase Would Top BCA Spending Limit

A Congressional Research Service report says President Donald Trump’s proposal to increase defense spending by $54 billion for fiscal 2018 would exceed the $549 billion spending cap under the Budget Control Act, GovExec reported Tuesday. Charles Clark writes that Trump has proposed cuts to domestic programs to offset 60 percent of the defense funding boost. …

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Reports: Michael Flynn Willing to Testify in Russian Election Interference Probe

President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn seeks “immunity from prosecution” in exchange for testimony before House and Senate intelligence committees investigating Russia’s involvement in U.S. presidential electoral activities, Reuters reported Thursday. Eric Beech writes Flynn resigned last month amid reports that he gave top White House officials incomplete information about his …

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Former Govt Officials Push for DHS Cyber Reorganization

Some former government cybersecurity experts said at a House committee hearing held Wednesday they believe Congress should elevate the Department of Homeland Security’s authority to protect federal networks, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Joseph Marks writes House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul asked a panel of four cyber specialists during the panel meeting …

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Rep. Devin Nunes: House Intell Committee to Hold Public Hearing on Russian Interference

The House Intelligence Committee plans to hold an initial open hearing on March 20 to investigate Russian intelligence efforts that targeted the U.S., The Daily Caller reported Tuesday. Kerry Picket writes the panel invited government agency leaders such as FBI‘s James Comey and National Security Agency‘s Mike Rogers as well as Dmitri Alperovitch and Shawn …

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James Mattis Instructs Pentagon to Create AT&L Reform Implementation Plan, Review Military Dept Functions

Defense Secretary James Mattis has issued a pair of memoranda that direct Defense Department officials to develop a plan to restructure the current Office of the Under Secretary for Acquisitions, Technology and Logistics and review the core business functions of military departments, DoD News reported Tuesday. In the first memo, Mattis …

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