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House OKs Motion to Kick Off Negotiations With Senate on $675B Defense Appropriations Bill

The House on Tuesday passed by a voice vote a proposal to start negotiations on the proposed $675B defense appropriations measure with the Senate, The Hill reported Tuesday. The Senate approved in August a package of appropriations bills that would authorize $854B in fiscal 2019 funds for the departments of DefenseHealth and Human Services, Labor and Education.

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Patrick Shanahan: DoD Aims to Ensure Space Dominance Through ‘Right’ Technical Product, Capability

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has said the Defense Department wants to choose and deploy the “right” technical platform and capability in order to ensure the country’s military edge in the space domain, DoD News reported Friday.

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Four Senators Approach 13 Agencies to Address Year-End Binge Spending

Four senators have asked the chief financial officers of 13 agencies to address their “use it or lose it” spending at the end of the fiscal year. The U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs said Wednesday Sen. Ron Johnson, Claire McCaskill, Rand Paul and Gary Peters expressed concerns that agencies may possibly spend more money at the end of fiscal year 2018 compared to previous years.

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PSC’s David Berteau: DoD Aims to Incorporate Security Into Contracts With ‘Deliver Uncompromised’ Initiative

David Berteau, president of the Professional Services Council, has said one of the programs that contractors are on the lookout for in the fiscal 2019 appropriations bills is the Defense Department’s “Deliver Uncompromised” initiative, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday.

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James Mattis: DoD Moves Ahead With Plans for New Space Command

Defense Secretary James Mattis has said the Defense Department has initiated steps to establish a space-focused military command as part of a reorganization plan, SpaceNews reported Tuesday. He said Tuesday at the Pentagon that DoD will use existing resources and personnel to fund and operate the proposed space command, which will be led by a four-star general.

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DISA OKs Samsung Galaxy S9 for DoD Mobility Unclassified Capability

The Defense Information Systems Agency has approved use of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ under the Defense Department's enterprise service that provides unclassified access for commercial mobile services. The mobile phone company updated the models' firmware to be eligible for operation under the DoD Mobility Unclassified Capability, DISA said Monday in a tweet.

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