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$612B Defense Policy Bill Clears House

The House voted 270-156 Thursday to pass a bill that authorizes $612 billion in Defense Department spending for this fiscal year, The Hill newspaper reported Thursday. Kristina Wong and Rebecca Kheel write the passage came after a bipartisan conference committee reconciled the House and Senate versions of the 2016 National …

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John McCain: Proposed DoD Rule to ‘Undermine’ Silicon Valley Collaboration Efforts

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) believes that a new proposed rule for the acquisition of commercial products at the Defense Department “undermines” efforts to drive collaboration with Silicon Valley, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. Colin Clark writes that McCain told Defense Secretary Ashton Carter in a letter that the rule would retain the acquisition status quo at …

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GAO: DoD, VA Need Time Frame, Outcome-Based Metrics for EHR Interoperability

The Government Accountability Office urges the Defense Department and Department of Veterans Affairs to continue their work with the Interagency Program Office to establish interoperability between their electronic health record systems. GAO said in a report published Thursday DoD and VA need to set outcome-oriented metrics and goals to determine their progress in …

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Report: Senate’s 2016 NDAA Version Contains DoD Acquisition Reforms

Provisions in the Senate’s version of the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act contain a series of changes to the Defense Department‘s acquisition process, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Jared Serbu writes that amendments submitted by the Senate Armed Services Committee work to decentralize acquisition program authority to the service chiefs, while the Office of the …

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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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