Tag Archives: House

House OKs Defense Bill To Build Missile System, Keep Northrop Drones

House lawmakers approved their version of the 2013 defense authorization bill Friday that would fund a new U.S. missile defense system and addresses nuclear arms reduction plans, The Hill newspaper reports. The National Defense Authorization Act passed in a 299-120 vote, allocating $643 billion to the Defense Department and its …

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House OKs Defense Bill Language Easing SATCOM Export Restrictions

The House approved an amendment to the 213 defense authorization bill that would alter restrictions on exporting U.S.-made commercial satellites, Kate Brannen reports for Defense News. Lawmakers agreed by voice vote to language in the bill that would allow commercial satellites to be moved from the U.S. Munitions List to …

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James Lankford Sponsoring House Bills Targeting Duplicative Programs

A House lawmaker has introduced legislation aiming to eliminate duplication present in existent programs and prevent future laws and procedures from duplicating, Federal News Radio reports. Rep. James Lankford’s (R-Okla.) bill would require the Congressional Research Service to score each piece of legislation for duplication, similar to a measure the …

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House To See Sequester Replacement Act This Week

The House is scheduled to vote on a bill later this week that would de-trigger sequestration and control potential across-the-board cuts, Federal News Radio reports. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) introduced the Sequester Replacement Act of 2012 last week, which would require federal employees to pay more for retirement benefits. …

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Senators Consider Altering Cyber Bill

Following the House’s week of cyber bills in late April, a group of senators is working to get enough votes for their cyber legislation to earn a spot on the floor, The Hill reports. Senate Democrats are trying to win over additional support for a cyber bill currently lacking 60 votes. …

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House, Senate Have Differing Amounts For FY 2013 NIST Funding

The House Appropriations Committee wants to provide the National Institute of Standards and Technology more funds than its Senate counterpart’s proposed budget for NIST, FierceGovernment IT reports. NIST requested $857 million for fiscal year 2013, which neither the House nor the Senate approved in the full amount. The House panel …

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House Passes FISMA Update Bill

The House passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act Thursday, creating a voluntary system for private organizations to provide national security agencies with cyber threat information. In addition to CISPA, the House also reached an accord to pass a bill updating the Federal Information Management Security Act of 2002, GovInfo Security …

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House OKs Private-Public Net Info Sharing Bill

The House passed a bill Thursday that would create a system where private organizations can choose to provide national security agencies with cyber threat information in return for liability protection. Although the measure passed through the House with a 248-168 vote, the White House has already threatened to veto the …

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