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House Bill Looks to Accelerate DoD Software Acquisitions

A new House bill would require the Department of Defense to implement rapid acquisition pathways to speed up the updates to vulnerable weapons systems, FCW reported Monday. The legislation added to the fiscal year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act seeks to accelerate acquisition of new apps and integration into existing military systems.

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Senate Bill Calls on DoD to Utilize Commercial Spaceports for SmallSat Launches

A Senate committee is requiring the Department of Defense to maximize commercial spaceports to launch small satellites and expand the involvement of commercial capabilities in the agency’s space operations, SpaceNews reported Monday. The Senate Armed Services Committee issued its version of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2020, which includes amendments to support the growing small launch industry.

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