Alejandro Mayorkas is under investigation by the department’s IG, but Democrats said there is nothing to the charges and refused to delay a vote until the probe is complete.
Just because the president is likely to get the budget first is no guarantee he will sign it first – and the order is everything.
Congress is requiring the appointment of a high-level cyber adviser to oversee offense, defense, resources, personnel, acquisition and technology.
The bill reduces the impact of the sequester but will force lawmakers to agree on specific spending cuts.
A bipartisan pair of appropriators wants to proceed with at least part of FITARA as stand-alone legislation.
Former Pentagon General Counsel Jeh Johnson won Senate approval on a 78-16 vote.
Confirmation had been slowed by an unrelated dispute over providing information to Congress about the A-10 program.
Some of the legislative proposals are in conflict with reorganization plans unveiled earlier this month by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
A coalition of industry groups is asking lawmakers to keep supply-chain restrictions out of upcoming funding bills.
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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