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House Passes Bill to Provide Cyber Tools, Training for State & Local Law Enforcement

U.S. House members have voted to approve a bill that would provide tools and training necessary for law enforcement agencies to fight cyber crime at the state and local levels. Rep. John Ratcliffe’s office (R-Texas) said Tuesday the Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2017 would authorize the Hoover, Alabama-based National Computer Forensics Institute, which has …

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Frank Kendall: DoD’s Rocket Engine Devt Strategy Remains Unchanged

Defense Department acquisition chief Frank Kendall told the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee Wednesday that DoD plans to continue to use the Russian RD-180 rocket engine technology until a U.S.-made replacement becomes available, Defense News reported Wednesday. Joe Gould writes Sens. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) have supported the Pentagon’s strategy towards ending its reliance …

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Senate Panel-Approved FY 2017 Spending Bill Gives $19B to NASA

The Senate Appropriations Committee’s commerce, justice and science panel has approved a fiscal year 2017 spending bill that will provide NASA with a $19.3 billion total budget, Space News reported Tuesday. Jeff Foust writes that the amount is $21 million more than the space agency’s fiscal 2016 budget and includes $3.45 billion …

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Three Proposed Dept Budgets Move Forward in Senate

Legislation on budget allocations for the Departments of Commerce, Justice and Homeland Security will be subject to full review of the Senate Appropriations Committee this week, The Hill newspaper reported Tuesday. Erik Wasson writes a subcommittee unanimously approved the Commerce, Justice, Science Bill while the Homeland Security Bill passed under …

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