Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, has said the Technology Modernization Fund Board will possibly receive the appropriations set aside by House lawmakers for fiscal year 2019 modernization projects, FedScoop reported Tuesday.Read More »
House lawmakers have approved a bill that directs the Office of Management and Budget to provide a modern, standardized reporting system that can translate outdated documents into open data for grant-making agencies and the public.
The Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency Act will help promote transparency in taxpayer spending processes, as well as guide Congress in reviewing grants awarded by the Executive branch, the office of Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., said Thursday.
The U.S. Navy would get $350M in fiscal 2019 funds to acquire a variant of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock under a minibus spending measure that passed the Senate on Tuesday, Defense News reported Friday. The LPD-17 Flight II ship is designed to replace legacy dock-landing vessels used to launch amphibious vehicles onto the shore and helicopters.Read More »
Congressional negotiators have reached a deal to allocate $383.4M in fiscal 2019 funds for the U.S. Army's research and development work on weapons systems and munitions, Defense News reported Monday. The negotiated spending bill released late Thursday reflects a $343M increase from the service's budget request of $40.4M for weapons and munitions tech development and improvement efforts.Read More »
The House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bill that would create a threat-response framework to protect the U.S. against state-sponsored cyber attacks. Reps. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., and Ted Yoho, R-Fla., introduced the Cyber Deterrence and Response Act which requires the President to identify cyber threat attackers, decide on sanctions and coordinate with allies on further action, the House Foreign Affairs Committee said Wednesday.Read More »
Report: House Lawmakers Could Tie Defense Spending Bill to HHS-Labor-Education Appropriations Package
House lawmakers are expected to combine the fiscal 2019 defense spending measure with appropriations bills for the departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Education in order to gain bipartisan support and pass the package before the current fiscal year ends on Sept. 30, Bloomberg Government reported Thursday.Read More »
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 Defense, Health and Human Services, Labor and Education.Read More »
The Senate on Thursday voted 85-7 to approve a package of bills that would appropriate $854B in funds for fiscal 2019, Reuters reported Thursday. Senate leaders on both sides of the aisle agreed to combine the appropriations bills for the departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, Labor and Education in order to facilitate the passage of the package in the upper chamber as they work to avoid a government shutdown by the end of September.Read More »
Congress has called on the Missile Defense Agency to advance the development of a space-based sensor system and intercept layer designed to build up the country’s ballistic missile defense capability through the fiscal year 2019 defense budget compromise, Defense News reported Sunday. The conference report on the fiscal 2019 National Defense …Read More »