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Rep. Gerry Connolly Introduces Bill to Revamp FedRAMP Certification Process

Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., has introduced a bill that would reform the government’s process for authorizing commercial cloud products and services through the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. Connolly’s office said Friday FedRAMP Reform Act of 2018 would also institute agency compliance measures and create new metrics to properly implement such measures. He noted …

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House OKs 2 Bipartisan Bills to Encourage Space Tech Development; Rep. Lamar Smith Comments

House lawmakers have passed a pair of bipartisan bills that aim to sustain the country’s  space technology development and exploration efforts. The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology said Wednesday the American Leadership in Space Technology and Advanced Rocketry Act would designate Marshall Space Flight Center as NASA‘s primary hub to develop …

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House Passes $717B National Defense Budget for FY 2019

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the $717 billion 2019 National Defense Authorization Act on Thursday with 351 voting in favor and 66 voting against. 131 Democrats sided with 220 Republicans in support of the bill, The Hill reported. The House’s version of the defense budget allocates $617 billion for …

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House Approves Authorized Budget Increase for FAA AST

The House of Representatives has approved a Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill, which includes proposals supporting the agency’s commercial spaceflight operations and a possible increase in budget, SpaceNews reported Friday. The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 raises the budget of the agency’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST) from less …

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House OKs Space Commerce Legislation; Lamar Smith Comments

House members have passed a bill that streamlines the space-based remote sensing regulatory system, modifies the implementation of international regulations in the U.S., enhances national security and simplifies regulations for space operators, among other things. The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology said Tuesday the American Space Commerce Free …

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House OKs IRS IT Modernization, Cybersecurity Bill

The House has voted unanimously to approve a bill that seeks to modernize information technology systems at the Internal Revenue Service and establish cybersecurity measures to protect taxpayer information, Federal Times reported Saturday. The 21st Century IRS Act would require IRS to partner with other agencies and companies in efforts to prevent identity theft and …

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Report: House Bill Would Provide Full-Year Defense Budget, Fund Civilian Agencies Through March 23

The House voted 245-182 Tuesday to pass a continuing resolution that would authorize a full-year budget for the Defense Department and maintain current funding levels for civilian agencies through March 23, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. The bill includes $659 billion in fiscal 2018 defense funds composed of $584 billion for the base budget …

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Lawmakers Revive Push for 3% Federal Worker Pay Raise

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Virginia) and Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) have reintroduced a bill that seeks to increase the salary of federal civilian employees by 3 percent in 2019. The Federal Adjustment of Income Rates Act is cosponsored by House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland) and 23 other House lawmakers, according to an article published …

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