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House GOP Proposes $90B FY 2016 War Budget to Cover Budget Caps

House Republicans have introduced a budget proposal to increase the total fiscal year 2016 defense budget to $613 billion, The Hill newspaper reported Tuesday. Kristina Wong writes ...
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Ron Johnson: Congress Must Balance Cyber Info-Sharing, Data Breach Notification Issues

Sen. Ron Johnson Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said he believes that Congress can help strengthen U.S. cybersecurity efforts if it pushes for public-private information sharing with liability ...
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OMB Report Details Progress, Challenges in Gov’t Cybersecurity Efforts

The Office of Management and Budget has indicated that government agencies reported a 15-percent increase in information security incidents in 2014 as they gain more insight into ...
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House Passes DHS Budget Legislation for Rest of FY 2015

The House voted 257-167 Tuesday to pass legislation that funds the Department of Homeland Security through the rest of the current 2015 fiscal year that will go to the White House ...
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Rep. Mac Thornberry Wants Restoration of Pre-Sequestration Budget Caps

Mac Thornberry Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) has proposed to revive pre-sequestration budget caps of $566 billion for national defense and $50.9 billion for overseas operations in a move ...
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Lawmakers OK 7-Day Homeland Security Funding Extension

Congress approved a one-week funding extension for the Department of Homeland Security to head off a partial agency shutdown at Friday midnight, USA Today reported Saturday. Susan Davis ...
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Army Sec. John McHugh: Majority in Congress Seeks to Address Sequestration in FY 2016

John McHugh U.S. Army Secretary John McHugh has expressed optimism that Congress would prevent another round of sequestration in fiscal year 2016, National Defense magazine reported ...
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Mike McCord: DoD Could Submit Another Sequestration Impacts Outline to Congress

Mike McCord Defense Department Comptroller Mike McCord has said DoD will likely produce a document to highlight the effects the agency will see if sequestration resumes in fiscal 2016, ...
Robert Hale

Robert Hale: Sequestration Not a Sure Thing in 2016

Robert Hale Robert Hale, the former Defense Department comptroller and a current fellow at Booz Allen Hamilton, has outlined several public misconceptions about the sequestration process ...
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Homeland Security Funding Set to Expire Friday; Jeh Johnson Comments

Jeh Johnson Lawmakers are facing a tight schedule to pass a $40 billion funding for the Department of Homeland Security in order to prevent a partial agency shutdown, USA Today reported ...