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Some Military IT, Comm Funds Spared From Cuts

budgetThe Military Health System received approval for its proposed $1.5 billion information management operations budget under the spending bill signed by President Barack Obama March 26, Nextgov reports.

Bob Brewin writes that was one of many information technology and communication items that were largely spared from steep budget cuts.

Citing Government Printing Office documents, Brewin found the Defense Information Systems Agency got approval for its $1.3 billion budget request and Special Operations Command got $109 millino more to install new video systems on manned and unmanned aircraft.

The Navy received full funding at $51.1 million for a maritime version of the unmanned Global Hawk drone, built by Northrop Grumman.

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