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House, Senate Negotiators Reach DoD-HHS-Labor-Education Appropriations Deal With Stopgap Measure

Conference members of both chambers of Congress have reached a compromise to combine the $674B defense spending bill with a measure that would appropriate fiscal 2019 funds for the departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Education, Defense News reported Thursday.

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Senate Resumes Debates on FY 2019 Minibus Spending Bill for Defense, Other Agencies

Senators on Monday resumed debates on amendments to a fiscal 2019 minibus spending bill that will appropriate funds for multiple federal agencies including the Defense Department. The chamber approved two amendments to the defense bill, one of which allocates funding for the identification of U.S. servicemen among the remains repatriated from North Korea in July, the Washington Examiner reported.

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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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FBI Unveils New Redstone Arsenal Hub for Terrorist IED Analysis

The FBI has moved a government repository for improvised explosive devices from the bureau’s laboratory in Quantico, Virginia to a new facility at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama. FBI Director James Comey, Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) and U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Larry Wyche cut a ribbon to inaugurate the opening of the Terrorist Explosive …

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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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