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Senate Approves $700B Defense Budget for Fiscal 2018

The Senate on Monday approved through an 89-8 vote a bill that would authorize $700 billion in defense spending for fiscal year 2018, Defense News reported Monday. The FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act would allocate $640 billion for the Defense Department’s base budget and $60 billion in war funds. The …

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House OKs $1.2T Fiscal 2018 Spending Package

The House voted 211-198 Thursday to pass a potential $1.2 trillion spending package to fund government operations for fiscal year 2018, The Hill reported Thursday. The appropriations package contains four bills the House approved in July and eight new spending measures and its approval came a week after Congress passed …

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Draft House Bill Seeks to Establish Cyber Standards for Internet-Connected Devices

Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Illinois) has begun to solicit comments from policymakers and industry stakeholders about cyber protections by issuing a discussion draft on a bill that would establish minimal cybersecurity standards for internet-connected devices, Nextgov reported Monday. Kelly’s measure is a companion bill to Senate legislation – Internet of Things …

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House OKs $696B Defense Policy Bill for Fiscal 2018

The House voted 344-81 Friday to pass a defense spending bill that would allocate $621.5 billion in defense base budget and $75 billion in overseas contingency operations funds for fiscal year 2018, Defense News reported Friday. The House’s 2018 National Defense Authorization Act would set up a space-focused military branch and …

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