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$612B Defense Authorization Bill Clears Senate

The Senate on Thursday voted 71-25 to pass a bill that would provide $612 billion in Defense Department funds for the 2016 fiscal year, including an extra $38 billion war budget, The Hill newspaper reported Thursday. Jordain Carney writes the White House and Democrat lawmakers have criticized Republicans’ strategy to …

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Sen. John McCain: Defense Policy Bill Will Spur Partnerships Between Silicon Valley Firms, Pentagon

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has said the fiscal year 2016 defense policy bill contains provisions that would overhaul the military acquisition system and allow technology firms from Silicon Valley to help the Defense Department address what he calls an “emerging innovation gap.” McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, wrote …

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Report: GovCon Procurement, Cybersecurity Could See Changes in New Defense Policy Bill; Deltek’s Alex Rossino Comments

Procurement reform, cyber security and cloud computing are just some of the main features of a new military policy that government contractors could expect to have an impact, according to a Washington Post report Monday. Marjorie Censer writes the three are among several provisions on the National Defense Authorization Act …

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