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DoD to Get $654.6B Under $1.3T Omnibus Spending Bill

Congressional leaders have introduced an omnibus bill that would authorize $1.3 trillion to fund government operations through the end of fiscal 2018, Defense News reported Thursday. The omnibus package would allocate $654.6 billion in funds for the Defense Department, including a base budget of $589.5 billion and overseas contingency operations …

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Trump Issues Executive Order to Expand Rural Internet Service

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order aimed at providing better access to broadband internet services in rural locations across the U.S. The White House said Monday the “Streamlining and Expediting Requests to Locate Broadband Facilities in Rural America” order directs the executive branch to use tools that can …

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Report: DoD Considers Additional Security Requirements for Worldwide Base Infrastructure Contracts

The Defense Department looks to establish new requirements for infrastructure contracts issued around the world in a push to mitigate vulnerability issues related to energy grid systems at military installations, Defense News reported Wednesday. The report noted that challenges related to the grid infrastructure include external factors that impact the …

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Trump Scraps Plan to Form Infrastructure Advisory Council

A White House official said Thursday that President Donald Trump has decided to drop plans to establish an advisory panel focused on infrastructure, Reuters reported Friday. The formation of the proposed Advisory Council on Infrastructure is part of an executive order Trump signed in July. The council would have consisted of …

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Reports: Trump Administration Seeks to Expedite Infrastructure Project Approval Process With New Council

The White House will establish a new council to reform the current approval process for highway development and other projects as part of President Donald Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure modernization plan, Reuters reported Friday. President Trump said the council will work to help infrastructure project managers address bureaucracy and create an online …

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Jens Stoltenberg: Defense Ministers to Tackle Security Challenges at NATO Meeting in Brussels

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said defense ministers from allied nations will meet this week in Brussels to discuss the current state of the global security environment, DoD News reported Tuesday. Jim Garamone writes Stoltenberg told reporters that NATO member countries aim to address security challenges through increased defense spending. U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis will …

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Trump’s Executive Order Aims to Speed Up Infrastructure Environmental Review & Approval Process

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to develop a framework that seeks to speed up the environmental assessment and permitting process for electrical grids, ports, highways and other high-priority infrastructure projects. Trump signed the executive order weeks after the Obama administration released new guidance that aims to streamline …

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Jeh Johnson: Election Infrastructure Must Be Determined as Critical

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has said election infrastructure should be recognized as a subsector of the existing government facilities critical infrastructure sector and be a priority for cybersecurity assistance and protection. Johnson wrote in a blog post published Friday such determination will add election infrastructure, including centralized vote tabulations locations, communications technologies, …

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