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Deltek’s Alex Rossino: Reconciled FY 2016 Defense Policy Bill Contains Tech Offset Program, Rapid Innovation Fund Provisions

Alex Rossino, a principal research analyst at Deltek, has outlined three provisions on technological innovations in the reconciled bill of the House and Senate versions of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2016. Rossino wrote in a blog post published Oct. 13 that House adopted a Senate provision …

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Senators Vote 70-27 to Send 2016 NDAA to White House

The Senate has sent the proposed $612 billion National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2016 to the White House with a 70-27 vote that includes 20 from Democratic senators, The Hill reported Wednesday. Jordain Carney writes that the number of votes is enough to support Republican efforts to overturn President …

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Reports: Senate Sends 2016 Defense Policy Bill to Final Vote

The Senate voted 73-26 to advance the proposed $612 billion National Defense Authorization Act for 2016 toward a final vote later this week amid talks of an expected presidential veto on the bill, The Hill reported Tuesday. Jordain Carney writes that 21 Democrats joined the Republican majority to end debate on NDAA …

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Senate Moves Stopgap Funding Bill Forward

The Senate voted 77-19 Monday to limit debate on a stopgap spending bill that would keep federal operations running until Dec. 11, Reuters reported Monday. Richard Cowan and David Lawder write the procedure clears the way for senators to hold a final vote Wednesday before the legislation returns to the …

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Reports: Congress to Vote on Short-Term CR to Avoid Govt Shutdown

Congress continues to work on measures that will help prevent a government shutdown as the end of the fiscal year nears without a long-term budget deal in place, Defense News reported Saturday. Leo Shane and Aaron Mehta write that the Senate will consider a $1.02 trillion continuing resolution that would fund the government …

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Report: Senate to Consider 3-Month Funding Bill

The Senate will mull a $1.02 trillion stopgap measure that adds $74.7 billion for the military’s overseas contingency operations and funds the government through Dec. 11, Defense News reported Tuesday. Joe Gould writes that the measure works to support efforts to prevent a government shutdown and enable lawmakers to take up …

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Senate OKs Federal Hiring Process Bill ; John Tester Comments

The Senate has unanimously passed a bill to allow federal agencies use another agencies’ list of applicants who have been subjected to a screening process in order to assess and select new employees. Sen. John Tester (D-Mont.) proposed the Competitive Service Act, Tester’s office said Thursday. “I urge the House to quickly …

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Senate Faces Tight Schedule for Debate on 22 Cyber Bill Amendments

Some lawmakers are uncertain if the Senate could tackle 22 proposed amendments to the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act following their month-long recess due to other legislative priorities, National Journal reported Thursday. Kaveh Waddell writes Senate’s upcoming consideration of fiscal 2016 appropriations and the Iranian nuclear deal leaves the upper chamber …

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