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Senate Subpanel Proposes $12.5B IRS Budget For FY 2013

A Senate Appropriations subcommittee is proposing a six percent increase in fiscal year 2013 funding for the Internal Revenue Service, the Washington Post reports. According to Eric Yoder, legislation from the financial services and general government subcommittee would give the IRS $12.5 billion for fiscal 2013. The White House’s request …

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Whitehouse, Kyl Propose Compromise Cyber Bill

Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) are sponsoring a draft cybersecurity bill in hopes of reconciling dissenting opinions on the issue around Congress, The Hill newspaper reports. The proposal would authorize the Department of Homeland Security to create a program that encourages but does not impose cyber regulations …

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Senate Panel OKs FY 2013 Defense Bill, Includes 5% Service Contract Cut

The Senate Armed Services Committee approved its version of the fiscal 2013 defense spending bill Thursday, authorizing a $525.8 billion base budget for the Defense Department and $88.2 billion for overseas contingencies. According to David Alexander report for Reuters, lawmakers also gave the Energy Department $17.3 billion for its nuclear …

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House OKs Defense Bill To Build Missile System, Keep Northrop Drones

House lawmakers approved their version of the 2013 defense authorization bill Friday that would fund a new U.S. missile defense system and addresses nuclear arms reduction plans, The Hill newspaper reports. The National Defense Authorization Act passed in a 299-120 vote, allocating $643 billion to the Defense Department and its …

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Senators Consider Altering Cyber Bill

Following the House’s week of cyber bills in late April, a group of senators is working to get enough votes for their cyber legislation to earn a spot on the floor, The Hill reports. Senate Democrats are trying to win over additional support for a cyber bill currently lacking 60 votes. …

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House, Senate Have Differing Amounts For FY 2013 NIST Funding

The House Appropriations Committee wants to provide the National Institute of Standards and Technology more funds than its Senate counterpart’s proposed budget for NIST, FierceGovernment IT reports. NIST requested $857 million for fiscal year 2013, which neither the House nor the Senate approved in the full amount. The House panel …

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House Passes FISMA Update Bill

The House passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act Thursday, creating a voluntary system for private organizations to provide national security agencies with cyber threat information. In addition to CISPA, the House also reached an accord to pass a bill updating the Federal Information Management Security Act of 2002, GovInfo Security …

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Senate Passes Postal Financial Reform Bill

The U.S. Senate approved a bill Wednesday that would give the U.S. Postal Service $11 billion to offer buyouts and early retirements, the Washington Post reports. The bill passed 62-to-37 and would also allow the Postal Service to end its Saturday delivery services in two years. The Senate said this …

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