Legislation

Report: Senators Introduce Bill to Reduce Global Supply Chain National Security Risks

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Senators Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) have introduced the Federal Acquisition Supply Chain Security Act, meant to mitigate and address risks from the global procurement network, The Hill reported Tuesday. The bipartisan bill would create the Federal Acquisition Security Council, which would coordinate with industry to assess supply chain threats …

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Senate OKs $716B Defense Policy Bill for Fiscal 2019

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The Senate on Monday voted 85-10 to pass a bill that would authorize $716 billion in defense budget for fiscal 2019, Reuters reported Tuesday. The fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act seeks to allocate $639 billion in base budget and $69 billion in additional war spending. The report said the …

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House Appropriations Committee OKs Bill for $150M Addition to Technology Modernization Fund

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The House Appropriations Committee has cleared a bill that intends to add $150 million for fiscal year 2019 to a government fund that serves to provide working capital for agency information technology modernization efforts, Federal Times reported Thursday. The Technology Modernization Fund was authorized under the Modernizing Government Technology Act that Rep. …

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Sen. Kamala Harris Introduces Bill to Establish Quantum Computing Research Consortium

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Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., has introduced a bill that seeks to form a Defense Department-led consortium to coordinate quantum computing research efforts between government, academic and commercial entities. The Quantum Computing Research Act would establish the Quantum Computing Research Consortium to offer grants and manage public-private sector collaboration, according to an …

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