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House passes DOD IT cuts

The House last week passed a bill that would cut the Defense Department's information technology budget by $320 million. The Senate Appropriations Committee, meanwhile, has passed a spending bill that largely mirrors the Bush administration's request.

Security forms go online

The Office of Personnel Management last week announced the launch of a new online procedure designed to bring a welcome change to the process of completing security clearance forms. Standard Forms 86 (SF-86) and 86C (SF-86C) are available online for the first time.

Senate delays CAPPS funding

Senate appropriators unanimously approved a $29.3 billion spending bill July 10 for the Homeland Security Department, but delayed funding for a controversial airline passenger-profiling system until it is studied.

Rule limits anti-terror liability

DHS issued a proposed rule last week that would limit the liability for companies providing anti-terrorism technologies to the federal government.

GSA to lower industry fee

Vendors will pay less to sell products and services through the General Services Administration schedule contracts system.

Feds lack bioterror training

The government is unable to deal with a bioterrorism attack because workers have not been adequately trained, a new report says.

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