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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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CIOs, IT Leaders Discuss State-Level Cloud Expansion

Chief information officers and information technology executives have discussed how to expand cloud computing across various states despite challenges in adopting the platform, FedScoop reported Thursday. Billy Mitchell writes IT community leaders gathered at the National Association of State Chief Information Officers’ midyear conference in Baltimore, Md., to talk over …

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Israel Urges US to Advance Military Aid Negotiations

Israeli defense officials have called on the U.S. government to move forward with a proposal to extend its military assistance to Israel beyond 2017, Reuters reported Friday. Dan Williams writes that such a military aid extension is intended to enable the Israeli military to work on a five-year strategy to …

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Steven VanRoekel Seeks Budget for Tech Team

Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel has requested government funds for a Digital Service project geared toward improving information technology delivery, FCW reported Thursday. Adam Mazmanian writes the service will involve hiring outside professionals to form a technical team tasked to work on complex IT projects, with possible tie-ups with …

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