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Defense Daily's Capital Hill Report
Monday, April 21, 2014

Welcome to Defense Daily’s Capitol Hill Report. This special e-letter is a synopsis of important defense industry articles previously published in Defense Daily and has been provided on a complimentary basis to an exclusive group of lawmakers and their staffers on Capitol Hill. We hope you enjoy this week’s issue. www.defensedaily.com
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Sequestration’s Return Would Hit Procurement, R&D By $66 billion
The Pentagon will be forced to cut spending on procurement and research and development by more than $66 billion dollars over a four-year beginning in fiscal 2016 if Congress does not block the resumption of sequestration.
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Navy’s Long-Awaited Draft RFP For UCLASS Shared With Industry–Not The Public
The Navy submitted its long anticipated draft request for proposals for the Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) program on April 17 to four competing companies already conducting early designs for the aircraft, but the service did not publicly release the document.
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DoD Reports Increase In F-35 Acquisition Costs
F-35 acquisition costs increased $7.4 billion over a year, up 1.9 percent from last year, according to the 2013 Selected Acquisition Report (SAR) submitted to Congress on April 17.
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Marines’ Expeditionary Force 21 Concept Suggests Some MSC Ship Upgrades
The Marine Corps’ new Expeditionary Force 21 capstone concept calls for alternative platforms to supplement amphibious ships in both seabasing as well as responding to crises, and the solution to that may include a new mission module for the Littoral Combat Ship, command and control upgrades to the Joint High Speed Vessel or even additional Mobile Landing Platforms.
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Intel Community Agrees To Allow Industry To Sell High-Res Imagery, Clapper Says
The Intelligence Community (IC) has reached a consensus allowing commercial satellite imagery companies to sell high-resolution imagery, Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper said on April 15.
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TSA Awards MorphoTrust Potential $85 Million Contract For Credential Authenticators
The Transportation Security Administration on April 11 awarded MorphoTrust a potential $85 million contract to provide a credential authentication system to verify only legitimate passengers and other personnel gain access to secure areas of airports.
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