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Defense Bill Sent Off to White House

The 2012 National Defense Authorization Act has made it through both houses of Congress and is now off to the White House for signing. The White House had previously issued threats to veto the bill, but lifted any such threat once a clear deal was in sight, according to Politico. The bill …

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Hill Negotiators Agree on Funding Bill, Shutdown Avoided

The federal government was again on the brink of shutting down Friday, but Congress is on track to keep the government running past a Friday deadline. Late Thursday night, congressional leaders reached a tentative deal on the $1 trillion omnibus spending bill that would fund several agencies through to the …

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Michèle Flournoy Leaving Pentagon

The highest-ranking woman in the history of the Pentagon is stepping down. Michèle Flournoy, undersecretary of defense for policy, announced she will resign and return to private life according to a statement released Monday from Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. “Michèle has been an invaluable advisor to me during my six …

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Is a Federal Budget Deal Coming Soon?

With the current federal budget set to expire Friday and a fast-approaching deadline, House and Senate negotiators reportedly “narrowed their differences” over the weekend on a more-than-$1 trillion federal spending bill for fiscal year 2012 according to Politico. If passed, and then signed by President Obama, discretionary spending would continue …

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NRO to Open Communication Line with Liaison Office

It seems the line of communication between the Defense Department and the National Reconnaissance Office is opening up, with recent meetings at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio and the newly created Air Force Materiel Command/NRO Liaison Office. The Air Force released a notice that following the NRO liaison office …

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