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Sen. Thad Cochran Proposes $650.7B Defense Spending Package

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R- Mississippi) has proposed a defense policy bill that would allocate $581.3 billion in base budget, $64.9 billion in overseas contingency operations funds and $4.5 billion in emergency missile defense funds for fiscal year 2018, Defense News reported Tuesday. Cochran on Tuesday introduced the draft …

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House Bill Seeks to Boost US Coastal Resiliency Through Mapping Data

Reps. Charles Albert Ruppersberger (D-Maryland) and Don Young (R-Alaska) have introduced a bill that seeks to assist local and state governments in efforts to increase the resiliency of the country’s 95,000-mile shoreline. Ruppersberger’s office said said Tuesday the Digital Coast Act would establish a coastal mapping system at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and …

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USAF Transports Underwater Equipment to Support Argentine Submarine Search & Rescue Mission

The U.S. Air Force has deployed military transport aircraft units to deliver U.S. Navy undersea rescue systems to help search for a missing Argentine submarine in the southern Atlantic Ocean. USAF said Monday the Air Mobility Command launched two C-17 Globemaster IIIs and one C-5M Super Galaxy over the weekend to transport a submarine rescue chamber …

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US Army Garrison Develops Solar Tube Lighting System

A U.S. Army Garrison in Daegu, South Korea, has developed a solar tube lighting system in an effort to comply with the military branch’s renewable energy and green technology requirements. The Army said Sunday the lighting system uses pipes to harness natural sunlight and brighten interiors without the use of electricity or a …

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Idaho Natl Lab Reactivates Transient Reactor Test Facility

The Energy Department‘s Idaho National Laboratory has resumed operation at the Transient Reactor Test facility that was built to test nuclear reactor fuels and substances in extreme conditions. DOE said Wednesday it closed and placed the TREAT facility on standby status in 1994. The TREAT reactor is designed to generate energy five times …

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House OKs $692B Reconciled FY 2018 Defense Policy Bill

The House voted 356-70 Tuesday to pass a conferenced version of a defense spending bill that would allocate $626.4 billion in base budget and $65.7 billion in overseas contingency operations funds for fiscal year 2018, The Hill reported Tuesday. The compromise FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act would authorize a 2.4 percent pay increase …

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Bill for FITARA Data Center Initiative Extension Clears Senate

The Senate has passed a bill that would require agencies to continue to report data center inventory, conduct PortfolioStat reviews and share data via a federal information technology dashboard, Nextgov reported Friday. The FITARA Enhancement Act now awaits President Donald Trump’s signature. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Virginia) told Nextgov the passage of the bill …

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$500M Provision to Modernize Federal IT Included in Negotiated Defense Authorization Bill

Lawmakers have incorporated a provision that would fund federal agencies’ efforts to update information technology systems as part of the final version of the proposed defense authorization plan for fiscal year 2018, The Hill reported Thursday. A Senate Armed Services Committee spokesperson confirmed to the publication that the Modernizing Government …

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Report: Fiscal 2018 Defense Bill Includes Natl Security Space Mgmt Reform

A final version of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act unveiled by a congressional conference committee Wednesday seeks to reform the U.S. military’s current management system for the national security space enterprise, Space News reported Thursday. The $692 billion NDAA would require transfer of space-related organizational, training and equipping powers to the Air Force …

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