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Jet, Chopper, Ship Procurement Featured in HASC-Approved 2017 Defense Authorization Bill


The House Armed Services Committee voted 60-2 Thursday to pass a $583 billion defense policy bill, Defense News reported Thursday. Joe Gould writes HASC’s version of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act would shift $18 billion from the overseas contingency operations funding to the Defense Department’s base budget. Such a proposal would leave …

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DoD CIO Terry Halvorsen’s ‘Windows 10’ Remarks Draw Criticism From Software Trade Group


The Software and Information Industry Association has reacted to comments Defense Department Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen made about the Microsoft-developed operating system Windows 10 on April 8 per a Fedscoop report. According to Fedscoop, Halvorsen said DoD plans to issue general guidance to department employees on the potential application of Windows 10 on their …

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Tony Scott: $3.1B Federal IT Fund Proposal Can Help Clarify Legacy System Statuses

Tony Scott

Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott has said the proposed $3.1 billion in funds to update the government’s legacy information technology systems will change the appropriations process for federal IT, FCW reported Monday. Scott told an Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology forum in Arlington, Virginia that the current process to fund federal IT does …

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Defense News: Rep. Mac Thornberry Adds Prototype Funding Language in Defense Bill

Mac Thornberry

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) has proposed a budget flexibility measure that would allow the Defense Department to prototype, experiment and field new technologies outside major DoD acquisition programs, Defense News reported Monday. Aaron Mehta writes the proposal is written under section 1702 of the House Armed Services Committee chairman’s markup of the fiscal year 2017 National …

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