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DHS, NIST, Tech Firms Collaborate to Promote Cybersecurity Automation Standards

The OASIS nonprofit organization has formed a committee consisting of government and technology industry representatives to develop open standards for automated analysis and sharing of cyber-related threat information. OASIS said Thursday its Cyber Threat Intelligence Technical Committee also seeks to promote the STIX, TAXII and CyBOX programming languages for organizations …

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House Committee OKs $579B Defense Budget for FY 2016

The House Appropriations Committee has passed a $578.6 billion defense budget bill that would fund most of the Pentagon’s key weapon programs in fiscal 2016, Defense News reported Tuesday. John Bennett writes the bill, approved by the committee in a voice vote Tuesday following a markup, includes almost $88 billion in …

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DOE Plans New Contract for Sandia Nat’l Labs Operations

The Energy Department has released a new procurement request for the management and operations of the Sandia National Laboratories before Lockheed Martin‘s contract to run the facility expires in April 2017, Albuquerque Business First reported Friday. Dan Mayfield writes the contract has an estimated annual value of $27 million and follows several extensions to the …

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SASC Includes Super Hornet, F-35 Funds in FY 2016 Defense Bill Markup

The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved its version of a fiscal year 2016 defense spending bill that would fund the acquisition of 12 F/A-18 Super Hornet jets from Boeing and six F-35 planes from Lockheed Martin, Reuters reported Thursday. Andrea Shalal writes the bill would give $1.2 billion to the U.S. Navy for the Super Hornets and …

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House Armed Services Committee Proposes $604B in 2016 Defense Funds

The House Armed Services Committee has unveiled a policy bill authorizing $515 billion in U.S. Defense Department base budget and another $89.2 billion in overseas war funds for 2016 fiscal year, The Hill newspaper reported Monday. Kristina Wong writes the House’s 2016 National Defense Authorization Act includes provisions to bar …

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House Subpanel Eyes F-35B, F/A-18, Stryker Additions to 2016 Defense Budget

The House Armed Services Committee’s tactical air and land forces subcommittee plans to include additional F-35B and F/A-18E/F aircraft and upgraded Stryker armored vehicles in the defense authorization bill for fiscal 2016, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. Sydney Freedberg Jr. writes that the House panel wants to add as much as six of Lockheed Martin‘s F-35B jets …

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John McCain Calls for Different Requirements to Move UCLASS Program Forward

Sen. John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has asked Defense Secretary Ashton Carter to prioritize the Unmanned Carrier Launched Surveillance and Strike program, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. Colin Clark writes that the program has faced delays over concerns on the balance of requirements in weapons payload size, operational range …

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