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House OKs Resolutions to Condemn Stopgap Funding Measures

The House on Tuesday passed three resolutions that seek to advance stable military funding by condemning the use of continuing resolutions that serve as stop-gap funding measures if Congress fails to approve appropriations bills prior to the start of another fiscal year in October, Defense News reported Tuesday. House Armed …

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House Lawmakers Introduce Federal Breach Response Bill

A bipartisan group of three House lawmakers has introduced a bill that would establish an interagency working group to assist federal employees who have experienced data breaches and other cyber attacks, Nextgov reported Thursday. The Cyber VICTIM Act would assign a cyber victim response coordinator to lead the working group and submit …

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GOP Lawmakers to Propose Bill for 355-Ship Navy Buildup

Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi) and Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Virginia) are scheduled Thursday to introduce a bill that seeks to grow the U.S. Navy‘s fleet to 355 ships, Defense News reported Wednesday. A draft bill obtained by Defense News states that the fleet buildup should be implemented “as soon as practicable.” Wittman, …

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House GOP Urges Trump to Clarify Federal Hiring Freeze Memo

A group of 19 House Republican members has called on President Donald Trump to clarify his presidential memorandum that imposes a hiring freeze on federal civilian employees. The lawmakers said in letter published Wednesday the implementation of the federal job freeze “negatively” affected Defense Department acquisition personnel who negotiate national security-related contracts. They added …

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Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Limit LPTA Use in Defense Acquisitions

Sens. Mark Warner (D-Virginia) and Mike Rounds (R-South Dakota) have proposed a bill that would direct the Defense Department to avoid the use of “lowest price, technically acceptable” procedures to buy knowledge-based professional services from industry. The Promoting Value Based Defense Procurement Act seeks to discourage DoD from applying LPTA methods for acquisition contracts focused …

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