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Rep. Tom Cole: Trump Needs Congressional Approval for Sustained Military Operations Against Islamic State Group

Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) has said President Donald Trump should seek authorization from Congress to carry out future military operations against the Islamic State militant organization, Defense News reported Thursday. Joe Gould writes Cole, a member of the House Appropriations Committee’s defense subpanel and the House Budget Committee, made the …

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GAO: Congress Should Delay $9B Frigate Block Buy Until More Data Becomes Available on Ship Design, Cost

The Government Accountability Office has called on Congress to delay its decision on the U.S. Navy’s authority request for a block purchase of 12 frigates worth approximately $9 billion in fiscal year 2018 until more data is available about the ship’s design, cost and capabilities. GAO said in a report published Tuesday that …

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Report: Pentagon Begins AT&L Separation Into 2 Mission Areas

The Defense Department has begun preliminary work to divide its current acquisition, technology and logistics organization into two offices to comply with a fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act provision, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Scott Maucione writes Congress asked DoD to submit an implementation plan for the AT&L reorganization effort in August and complete the establishment of …

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Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch: Air Force May Seek ‘Anomalies’ For Nuclear Modernization Programs Under Full-Year CR

Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch, military deputy to the Air Force’s assistant secretary for acquisition, has said the service branch may have to ask for “anomalies” or consent from Congress to fund its nuclear modernization programs if lawmakers resort to a full-year continuing resolution, Defense News reported Tuesday. Bunch told Defense News in an interview …

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Bill Would Require Back Pay for Federal Employees in Event of Gov’t Shutdown

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Maryland) has introduced a bill that would provide back pay to federal employees if a government shutdown occurs on April 28, Government Executive reported Friday. Erich Wagner writes the the Federal Employee Fair Treatment Act would entitle all federal workers to back pay once a shutdown ends, regardless of whether they were required to …

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GAO: Congress Should Let Agencies Determine Insurance Coverage Level for Data Breach Victims

The Government Accountability Office has said Congress should consider allowing agencies to determine the appropriate level of identity theft insurance coverage for affected individuals of data breaches. GAO said in a report published Thursday agencies that experienced data breaches are required by law to provide identity theft services for impacted persons. The Office of Personnel …

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