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Report: Congress Wants Justification of DoD’s Proposed Single-Award Cloud Procurement Contract

Congress has asked Defense Secretary James Mattis to submit two reports that would explain the Defense Department’s decision to pursue a single-award contract for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud program and offer a justification for the program’s contract duration, cost and format, C4ISRNET reported Thursday. Lawmakers stated their request through …

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Congress Sends $1.3T Omnibus Deal to White House

The Senate voted 65-32 past midnight Friday to pass a $1.3 trillion omnibus bill to avoid a government shutdown and fund federal agencies through the end of fiscal 2018, Bloomberg reported Friday. The budget package is now headed to the White House for President Donald Trump’s signature. Mick Mulvaney, director …

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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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James Mattis: Defense Funding Increase to Support Military Readiness, Address Budget Shortfall

Defense Secretary James Mattis has said additional defense funds under the fiscal 2017 omnibus spending bill would support efforts to rebuild military readiness and address budget shortfalls facing the Defense Department, DoD Buzz reported Tuesday. Mattis noted that the defense spending boost will aid the campaign against the Islamic State militant group and support ongoing …

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House Passes $1.1T Fiscal 2017 Omnibus Spending Bill

The House voted 309-118 Wednesday to pass a potential $1.1 trillion budget package to fund the federal government for the remaining months of fiscal 2017, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. Kelsey Snell writes the Senate is expected to vote on the omnibus spending bill before the week-long continuing resolution expires …

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Congress Authorizes $136M for GSA’s 2 Federal Courthouse Projects in Georgia and Mississippi

Congress has granted final authorization to the General Services Administration to spend nearly $136 million for the construction of two federal courthouses in Savannah, Georgia and Greenville, Mississippi. GSA said Thursday the two projects have been included as priorities for the federal judiciary as part of the fiscal year 2016 omnibus spending bill. …

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Report: 2016 Funding Bill Includes Security Clearance Reform Provision

A proposed fiscal 2016 omnibus spending bill contains a provision that would require federal agencies to use government, commercial and publicly available information sources to re-evaluate security clearance holders, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Nicole Ogrysko writes the provision calls for the director of national intelligence to spearhead a governmentwide “enhanced personnel security program” …

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