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CBO: Fiscal 2017 Appropriation Actions Will Not Result in Sequestration

The Congressional Budget Office has said sequestration is not necessary for fiscal 2017 since appropriations for both defense and nondefense programs do not go beyond the caps on discretionary budget authority. CBO said in an August report that fiscal 2017 appropriations for defense programs based on the Office of Management and Budget …

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CBO: No Sequestration Required for Fiscal 2017

The Congressional Budget Office has said sequestration is not necessary for fiscal year 2017 because appropriations for defense and nondefense initiatives are respectively equivalent to the $634 billion and $553.6 billion adjusted caps on discretionary budget authority for the year. CBO said in the May 2017 report adjustments to discretionary budget limits for 2017 …

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Navy Secretary Ray Mabus Unveils 3 New Vessel Names

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has announced the names of three vessels that include the first ship of a new fleet of ballistic missile submarines, a John Lewis-class fleet replenishment oiler and a commercial-based catamaran. The Defense Department said Wednesday the first SSBN vessel will be dubbed as USS Columbia while the John Lewis-class …

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MD5 Names Winners of First DoD Public-Private Partnership Hackathon Event

The Defense Department‘s public-private partnership MD5 National Security Technology Accelerator has announced winners of the inaugural hackathon event that brought together researchers, entrepreneurs, first responders and military personnel to develop disaster relief technology concepts. MD5 said Wednesday winning teams include Squad Sanctuary, Squad EL Tags and Squad Visual Ops that will each …

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DoD Accelerator Program Aims to Spur Public-Private Natl Security Tech Collaboration

The Defense Department has partnered with a network of U.S. research universities to establish an accelerator program that aims to promote civil-military technology collaboration to support national security efforts. DoD said Friday the MD5 National Security Technology Accelerator was launched at a hackathon wherein technologists worked with military and civilian first responders to address humanitarian assistance …

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