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Sens. Kirk, Gillibrand Push New Bill to Speed Up Electronic Warfare Acquisition

Sens. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) have proposed a bill that seeks to provide the Defense Department with more flexibility in terms of allocation of funds for electronic warfare platforms. The proposed Electronic Warfare Enhancement Act would also incorporate EW platforms into the Rapid Acquisition Authority Program in an effort to …

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Senate OKs Bill to Reopen Ex-Im Bank, Replenish Highway Trust Fund

The Senate voted 83-16 Thursday to pass a $305 billion highway funding bill that includes a provision to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, The Hill newspaper reported Thursday. Vicki Needham writes the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, which was approved by the House in a 359-65 vote, now heads to the White …

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Senate Panel Oks Full Funding for Israel Missile Defense Program

The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved $621.6 million in U.S. funding for Israel’s missile defense program,  Yeshiva World News reported Thursday. The cooperation seeks to strengthen security in the Mideast region and ensures continued development of the Iron Dome, an all-weather mobile air defense system capable of neutralizing short-range projectiles …

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