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Senate Passes $560B 2015 Defense Authorization Bill

The Senate has voted to pass the $559.2 billion negotiated version of the defense authorization bill for fiscal year 2015, appropriating $495.5 billion for Defense Department base funds and $63.7 billion in war funds, Defense News reported Friday. John Bennett writes that the bill, if signed by President Barack Obama, will …

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Report: US Appropriation Leaders Agree on $1T Spending Package

Senate and House appropriators have finalized the details of a 1,603-page $1.01 trillion spending bill that would fund government operations during the 2015 fiscal year, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. Ed O’Keefe writes the budget deal allocates $521 billion for defense activities and $492 billion for non-military discretionary programs. “There’s …

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Lawmakers Propose Federal IT Reform With 2015 Defense Authorization Bill

U.S. lawmakers have included a new proposed bill in the National Defense Authorization Act for 2015 that will give agency chief information officers greater authority over spending and contracting, Federal Times reported Wednesday. Aaron Boyd writes that the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act would enable CIOs to make decisions on IT-related …

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