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House OKs Bill to Avert Government Shutdown, Suspend Borrowing Limit

Capitol Hill

The House on Tuesday voted 220-211 to pass a bill that would fund government operations through Dec. 3rd and suspend the debt limit through the end of 2022. The continuing resolution, which is now headed to the Senate, seeks to avoid a partial government shutdown by the end of fiscal year 2021 and prevent the U.S. from defaulting on its debts.

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GAO: DOD, Service Branches Postpone Nonessential Purchases to Minimize Effects of Continuing Resolutions

Pentagon

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Department of Defense and military services have implemented practices to mitigate the effects of a continuing resolution, such as delaying nonessential training and purchases and commencing start dates of service contracts after the fiscal year’s first quarter. The congressional watchdog also found a slowdown in the hiring of defense civilian employees. 

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Nand Mulchandani on JAIC’s Joint Warfighting Mission Initiative

Nand Mulchandani

Nand Mulchandani, chief technology officer at the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), said JAIC considers the joint warfighting mission initiative as its flagship product and is working to identify ways to transform how the country will go to war. He also discussed the impact of a continuing resolution on JAIC’s joint warfighting programs. 

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Nand Mulchandani on JAIC’s Acquisition Approach, Joint Warfighting Initiative

Nand Mulchandani

Nand Mulchandani, chief technology officer at the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), told National Defense in an interview published Monday that JAIC has partnerships with two contracting vehicle organizations and that Congress is working on a bill to provide the center direct acquisition authority. Register here to attend ArchIntel’s first virtual event: AI in Competitive Intelligence Forum.

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House Clears Stopgap Bill to Extend Federal Funding Through December

House Stopgap Bill

The House has voted 359-57 to pass a continuing resolution in a push to prevent a government shutdown at the start of the next fiscal year in October. The stopgap bill extends federal agencies’ funding through Dec. 11th and covers provisions related to continuing COVID-19 response programs including food-stamp initiatives and childcare efforts. 

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House Panel Proposes Stopgap Bill to Fund Government Through Dec. 11th; Nita Lowey Quoted

US Capitol

The House Appropriations Committee has proposed a continuing resolution that would fund government operations through Dec. 11th in order to prevent a government shutdown once the new fiscal year begins in October. The bill would appropriate funds for the U.S. Navy to award a contract to facilitate the procurement of two Columbia-class submarines. 

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White House Seeks Help for Navy’s Advance Columbia-Class Submarine Program

Columbia-class Submarine

The White House has asked Congress to exempt the U.S. Navy’s Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine program and other initiatives from restrictions in a continuing resolution that could block funding for “new start” programs. The Senate and House have begun discussions to pass a stopgap funding bill before the end of September to avert a government shutdown. 

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Senate Passes Seven-Week Continuing Resolution

A continuing resolution that would fund government agencies through Nov. 21 is headed to the White House for President Trump’s signature after the Senate voted 82-15 on Thursday to pass the measure, Government Executive reported.

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