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GAO: MDA Should Ramp Up Transparency With Ballistic Missile Defense Test Schedule, Costs

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Missile Defense Agency to address transparency issues with its cost estimates and test schedules related to the development of the Ballistic Missile Defense System. GAO said in a report published Tuesday it made the recommendation due to lack of consistency and transparency with MDA’s …

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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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CBO: Senate’s Federal Health IT Bill Would Cost $122M Through 2021

The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that it would cost $122 million over the 2017 to 2021 period to implement a bill that would require the Department of Health and Human Services to expand federal health information technology programs. CBO said Friday the Senate’s Improving Health Information Technology Act would not affect direct spending or on-budget deficits through four consecutive 10-year periods beginning …

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Deborah Lee James: More Assessment Needed Before DoD’s Final Cost Estimate for Nuclear Modernization

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James believes the Defense Department needs more room for evaluation before it can finalize the cost estimate on the effort to modernize the U.S. intercontinental ballistic missile arsenal, National Defense Magazine reported Wednesday. John Harper writes DoD’s Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation Office estimated the cost of the …

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CBO: House Bill on Cybersecurity Support for Small Businesses Would Cost $1M From 2017 to 2021

The Congressional Budget Office has said a House bill that would require the Department of Homeland Security and Small Business Administration to create a strategy for small business development centers to provide cybersecurity training and counseling to clients would cost approximately $1 million over five years. CBO said in a report published Thursday that …

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CBO: Implementation of New DHS NPPD Name Would Not Affect Gov’t Budget

The Congressional Budget Office has said the enactment of a bill to rename the Department of Homeland Security‘s National Protection and Programs Directorate as the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Agency would not have what analysts called a “significant effect” on federal budget. CBO said in a cost estimate report published Wednesday the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure …

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CBO: Senate Bill on Licensing Framework for Updated Nuclear Reactors Would Cost $47M Over 5 Years

The Congressional Budget Office has said a Senate bill that would require the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to create a regulatory licensing structure for nuclear reactors that have undergone technology and design updates would cost approximately $47 million from fiscal years 2017 through 2021. CBO said in a report published Wednesday that the …

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CBO: Senate Panel’s FY 2017 Defense Bill to Increase Net Direct Spending By $11B Over 10 Years

Keith Hall, director of the Congressional Budget Office, has said the enactment of the Senate Armed Services Committee’s defense policy bill for fiscal year 2017 would result in an increase in net direct spending by approximately $10.9 billion over the next 10 years. He told Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain …

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