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Navy to Build New Test Site for Ship Weapons Elevators

The U.S. Navy started construction on a land-based test site at Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia to speed up development of its new weapons elevators, a project that saw a delay due to technical issues, USNI News reported Friday. Capt. Danny Hernandez, spokesperson for Navy acquisition chief James Geurts, said the service aims to complete the facility in 2020.

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Senators Seek FY 2018 Spending Flexibility for DoD

Seven bipartisan senators have asked the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subpanel to provide the Defense Department with spending flexibility for the remaining months of fiscal year 2018 amid the funding constraints posed by continuing resolutions and budget caps. The lawmakers said in a Monday letter to Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Mississippi), chairman …

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Report: House Passes 3-Week Patch on Federal Transportation Funding

The House has voted to extend federal transportation funding through Nov. 20 under a three-week stopgap measure that aims to prevent interruptions in highway infrastructure projects, The Hill reported Tuesday. Keith Laing writes that lawmakers passed the measure via voice vote to give enough time for negotiations on a six-year, …

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Pentagon Policy Bill Held Up in Senate Committee

Members of the Senate Armed Services Committee have moved to oppose the Defense Department spending bill as debates over legislative amendments continue, Defense News reported Sunday. John Bennett writes the National Defense Authorization Act mandates nearly $522 billion in base defense funding for fiscal 2014 and $80 billion for worldwide …

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Buck McKeon Opposes Sequester Flexibility for Pentagon Officials

House Armed Services Committee Chairman (R-Calif.) opposes a proposal to authorize top Pentagon officials to decide on which programs would be cut due to sequestration, Defense News reported Tuesday. John Bennett writes McKeon’s stance rejects the motions of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev). and Senate Armed Services Committee Ranking …

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Report: Senate To Vote Down Sequestration Alternative Proposals

The Senate is expected to vote down alternative proposals proposed by both Democrats and Republicans aimed at avoiding $85 billion in sequestration cuts, Roll Call reports. Alan K. Ota writes Republicans James Inhofe of Oklahoma and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania proposed giving President Barack Obama flexibility in implementing cuts, while Majority Leader Harry …

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