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Randy Forbes: Leading the fight for more military funding

Virginia Republican Randy Forbes argues that the Pentagon has absorbed far more than its share of budget cuts. But will his congressional colleagues listen?

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Look for a replay on acquisition reform

The drumbeat for procurement reform is getting louder, but consensus on how to proceed is lacking.

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IT agenda teed up for 2014

Three key issues – acquisition, China sourcing and surveillance are likely to dominate the IT landscape in Congress.

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Conflicting contractor caps in budget, defense bill

Just because the president is likely to get the budget first is no guarantee he will sign it first – and the order is everything.

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Pentagon policy bill targets restoration, next-gen threats

Congress is requiring the appointment of a high-level cyber adviser to oversee offense, defense, resources, personnel, acquisition and technology.

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IT reform bill introduced in Senate

A bipartisan pair of appropriators wants to proceed with at least part of FITARA as stand-alone legislation.

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Budget passes Senate

The bill reduces the impact of the sequester but will force lawmakers to agree on specific spending cuts.

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Senate confirms new DHS secretary

Former Pentagon General Counsel Jeh Johnson won Senate approval on a 78-16 vote.

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Defense bill leaves IT management in limbo

Some of the legislative proposals are in conflict with reorganization plans unveiled earlier this month by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

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New cyber bill builds on DHS efforts

The measure targets critical infrastructure protection while providing no new regulatory authority for the Department of Homeland Security.

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House bill would compensate agencies for giving up spectrum

The idea is to create an incentive for agencies to relinquish spectrum as part of a plan to free up 500 megahertz for commercial use by 2020.

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Trade groups seek relief from China-sourcing rules

A coalition of industry groups is asking lawmakers to keep supply-chain restrictions out of upcoming funding bills.