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Senate’s Fiscal 2019 Defense Bill Proposes Additional DoD Cross-Functional Teams

The Senate’s version of fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act includes language that would establish additional cross-functional teams to help the Defense Department address specific organizational challenges, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. The provision calls for the formation of CFTs that will focus on electronic warfare, security clearances and lethality of close-combat …

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2017 Defense Bill Includes War Cost Disclosure Provision

The Congress-approved fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill contains a provision that would require the Defense Department and Internal Revenue Service to publish data on U.S.’ war-related expenditures online, Military Times reported Sunday. Leo Shane III writes Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia) authored the provision in an effort to spark discussions among …

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Obama Authorizes 2.1% Federal Worker Pay Raise for 2017

President Barack Obama has decided to increase the salary of federal civilian employees by 2.1 percent in fiscal 2017 to equal military pay raise mandated under the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jason Miller writes the Obama made the decision after Democratic members of Congress asked him to increase the raise of civilian workforce. …

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Report: Rep. Duncan Hunter Seeks UAV Acquisition Funds for Coast Guard

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-California) wants to request funds for the U.S. Coast Guard to procure land-based unmanned aerial vehicles to support the service branch’s surveillance missions, Navy Times reported Tuesday. Meghann Myers writes the Coast Guard has long relied on UAVs from the Customs and Border Protection to aid in maritime interdiction operations. The report said Hunter, …

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House’s FY 2016 Defense Bill Includes Operational Testing Provision; Michael Gilmore Comments

The House-approved defense authorization bill for fiscal year 2016 requires the Defense Department’s operational test and evaluation director to monitor acquisition program delays and cost increases associated with operational tests, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Scott Maucione writes the provision would also require the director to look at industry practices when it …

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Mac Thornberry: FY 2016 Defense Authorization Bill Deal Close

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said Congress is close to a deal on provisions in the fiscal year 2016 defense authorization bill in an interview with the Washington Free Beacon reported Thursday. Bill Gertz writes that the lawmaker told the publication House and Senate negotiators are near an …

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