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Senate OKs $716B Defense Policy Bill for Fiscal 2019

The Senate on Monday voted 85-10 to pass a bill that would authorize $716 billion in defense budget for fiscal 2019, Reuters reported Tuesday. The fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act seeks to allocate $639 billion in base budget and $69 billion in additional war spending. The report said the …

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Senate’s Draft Appropriations Bill Includes $1.8B for DHS Cyber Operations

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R- Mississippi) has proposed a draft bill that would allocate $1.8 billion for the Department of Homeland Security’s cyber operations unit, Nextgov reported Tuesday. The appropriations bill includes $713 million in funds to update and maintain federal computer networks’ cybersecurity, $341 million to safeguard banks, airports …

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Congress Backs DoD’s Ongoing Ballistic Missile Defense Review

Congress has called on the Defense Department secretary to use the ballistic missile defense review to assess ways on how to advance the development of technology platforms designed to increase the capability of the ballistic missile defense system’s ground-based midcourse element, Defense News reported Thursday. Lawmakers made the call through the …

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House OKs $692B Reconciled FY 2018 Defense Policy Bill

The House voted 356-70 Tuesday to pass a conferenced version of a defense spending bill that would allocate $626.4 billion in base budget and $65.7 billion in overseas contingency operations funds for fiscal year 2018, The Hill reported Tuesday. The compromise FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act would authorize a 2.4 percent pay increase …

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Hill Negotiators Agree on $692B Defense Authorization Plan for Fiscal 2018

A joint House-Senate conference committee has unveiled a compromise bill to authorize $692 billion in fiscal 2018 Defense Department spending, with $626 billion for base requirements and $66 billion for the overseas contingency operations account, Defense News reported Wednesday. The report said the conference plan would top a Budget Control Act spending …

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