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FY 2015 Defense Spending Bill Clears House Armed Services Panel

House Armed Services Committee members have unanimously approved a bill authorizing $495.8 billion in discretionary Pentagon spending for fiscal year 2015 and another $79.5 billion for war operations, Defense News reported Thursday. John Bennett writes the bill also seeks to provide both $7.9 billion in mandatory spending and $17.9 billion …

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House Committee Starts Debate on Defense Authorization Bill

The Defense Department could get the $5.1 billion it requested for cybersecurity operations as the House Armed Services Committee kicked off debate this week on the fiscal year 2015 defense authorization bill, FCW reported Wednesday. Sean Lyngaas writes that DoD plans to use part of the funds to build a …

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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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Congress to Weigh Defense Authorization Bill with CIO Focus

A defense authorization bill is expected to be a priority in Congress this fall as both the House of Representatives and Senate seek to define the roles of federal chief information officers, FCW reported Friday. Adam Mazmanian writes Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act co-sponsor Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) said the …

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Steven VanRoekel, House Panel Discuss Federal IT Reform Bill

U.S. Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel told House lawmakers Thursday a new information technology reform bill the chamber is discussing could help address some issues, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes VanRoekel’s remarks followed the House’s vote to add the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act to the fiscal year …

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