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Senate, House Committees Have $163M Difference on the NIST FY 2014 Budget Proposal

NIST logoThe Senate and House Appropriations committees have released marked up versions of their proposed fiscal 2014 budget for the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Fierce Government IT reports Monday.

David Perera writes that the House committee announced its $784 million proposal was approved Wednesday and the Senate committee’s $948 million proposal was approved on Thursday.

The Senate’s proposal was larger than the White House’s proposed $928 million.

The article also said the Senate committee appropriated an additional $25 million to fund the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, a program for the promotion of wholesale replacement of online passwords, if needed.

Perera reported that both appropriations committees rejected the White House’s $1 billion funding for the National Network of Manufacturing Institutes, which calls for the creation of regional centers for manufacturing technology adoption.

Last year, the House committee proposed more funding than the Senate committee for NIST.


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