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Sen. Joe Manchin Introduces Water, Energy Management Bill for Federal Buildings

Sen. Joe Manchin unveiled a bipartisan legislation to create water and energy usage standards for federal government buildings. The Federal Energy and Water Management Performance Act will formally establish the Federal Energy Management Program, an initiative to validate low-cost approaches in saving energy and water resources through partnerships with public and private sector organizations, the Department of Energy said Friday.

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McAleese & Associates: U.S. Navy Improving Public Shipyards in 2019

McAleese & Associates reports that public shipyards are all jockeying for public shipyard recapitalization funding heading into 2019. During the recent “Navy/USMC Readiness” hearing, Richard Spencer, secretary of the U.S. Navy, assured lawmakers the agency is drafting its master plan to modernize its public shipyards.

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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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Senate Panel OKs Intell Authorization Measure; Mark Warner Comments

The Senate Intelligence Committee has included an amendment in the intelligence authorization bill for the facilitation of commercial satellite platforms with the country’s satellite architecture. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) developed the amendment with Sens. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Angus King (I-Maine), Warner’s office said June 24. “Our current approach to overhead satellites is increasingly unsustainable …

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Report: Congress Divided Over Cyber Bill’s FOIA Exemption

Some U.S. lawmakers and open government advocates have voiced concerns about the inclusion of a Freedom of Information Act exemption in cybersecurity data sharing bills, Politico reported Monday. Josh Gerstein writes the Senate Intelligence Committee passed legislation that would exempt information that companies or individuals share with the federal government …

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