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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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Carl Levin: Senate to Vote on Defense Authorization Bill This Week

Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) expects the Senate to begin deliberation on the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2015 this week after its passage in the House on Thursday, The Hill reported Monday. Martin Matishak writes that Levin, the Senate Armed Services Committee chairman, told reporters that the Senate could take up …

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Frank Kendall Outlines Defense Department’s Acquisition Reform Plan

Frank Kendall — defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics — has outlined the Defense Department’s plan to reform its acquisition processes, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jason Miller writes Kendall listed seven focus areas for the strategy in a June letter to Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Carl Levin (D-Mich.). He also asked Congress to prevent …

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Lawmakers Fast-Track 2014 Defense Spending Bill; Carl Levin Comments

Senate and House lawmakers have expedited their consideration of a bill authorizing $607 billion in defense spending for fiscal 2014, Defense News reported Monday. Paul McLeary writes a bicameral panel of Congress’ Armed Services Committee members sought to reach a compromise for the 2014 defense authorization bill on Monday and …

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Pentagon Policy Bill Held Up in Senate Committee

Members of the Senate Armed Services Committee have moved to oppose the Defense Department spending bill as debates over legislative amendments continue, Defense News reported Sunday. John Bennett writes the National Defense Authorization Act mandates nearly $522 billion in base defense funding for fiscal 2014 and $80 billion for worldwide …

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Carl Levin Wants Defense Bill on Senate Floor By Year’s End

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) said Tuesday afternoon he is hopeful that the full chamber can take up the fiscal year 2014 defense authorization bill by the end of the calendar year, Defense News reported Wednesday. John Bennett writes the committee has already passed the bill that matches the …

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Carl Levin Hopes to Have Defense Bill Amendments Before Thanksgiving

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) made a motion to proceed on the defense authorization bill Wednesday by asking the chamber for consent to bring the bill forward, National Journal reports. Sarah Sorcher writes the bill provides the Pentagon a $614.3 billion budget, with $525.8 billion going to general operations …

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