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Sens. Kirk, Gillibrand Push New Bill to Speed Up Electronic Warfare Acquisition

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Sens. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) have proposed a bill that seeks to provide the Defense Department with more flexibility in terms of allocation of funds for electronic warfare platforms. The proposed Electronic Warfare Enhancement Act would also incorporate EW platforms into the Rapid Acquisition Authority Program in an effort to …

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Workers Groups Urge Congress to Pass Bill on Paid Parental Leave for Federal Employees

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Leaders of the Federally Employed Women and the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association have called on Congress to pass a bill that would provide all federal personnel paid parental leave. NARFE said Monday its National President Richard Thissen and FEW National President Michelle Crockett said Congress should follow the Defense Department’s …

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Defense News: Navy Eyes Carrier-Based Aerial Refueling Drone Over Strike, Recon

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The U.S. Navy‘s Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike program could focus on the development of aerial refueling capabilities rather than strike and reconnaissance, Defense News reported Monday. Christopher Cavas writes that sources have indicated the planned strike and recon unmanned jets will be put on hold to make way for …

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FAS: New Defense Dept Directive Aims to Address Climate Change Effects on Military

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The Defense Department has released a new directive intended to help mitigate the impact of climate change on the U.S. military, the Federation of American Scientists reported Tuesday. Steven Aftergood writes the directive calls for coordination between the defense undersecretary for intelligence and the director of national intelligence on the …

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DoD Proposes Rule for Increased Congress Oversight on Multi-Year Defense Contracts

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The Defense Department has proposed a new rule that would facilitate increased oversight by Congress on the department’s multi-year contract procurement activities, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Scott Maucione writes that the rule would require the defense secretary to certify if a potential multi-year contract meets certain specifications and alert congressional …

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