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Defense Daily's Capital Hill Report
Tuesday, June 03, 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.
House Appropriators Add $1.6 Billion To Procurement; Save AWACS, Carrier, Nat’l Guard Apaches
The House Appropriations defense subcommittee laid out a $570.4 billion spending plan on May 29 that followed in the House Armed Services Committee’s path of cutting operations and maintenance and research and development accounts to support equipment procurement.

DHS At Risk Of ‘Completely Wasting The Money’ On Cyber Threat Mitigation Program, Expert Says

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) risks losing the initial investment in its cyber network diagnostics program if it does not make the data more actionable, an expert said May 28.

SASC Bill Asks Service Leadership to Find Their Own Funding in ‘Underperforming Programs’

The Senate Armed Services Committee did not force the Pentagon to buy as many unrequested items as the House Armed Services Committee did, but in several cases the senators authorized buying a platform and left finding the money to do so up to military leaders.
SpaceX Accuses Aerojet Rocketdyne Of ‘Revolving Door’ Arrangement
Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) May 19 accused the rocket engine provider Aerojet Rocketdyne of a “revolving door” arrangement in which a former Air Force procurement official awarded national security launch provider United Launch Alliance (ULA) the “block buy” of launch cores before accepting a position with ULA-supplier Aerojet Rocketdyne.

Federal Cloud Approval Program Prepares For June Deadline

As the deadline approaches for cloud providers working with federal agencies to meet security controls, the General Services Administration (GSA) is preparing to get companies through the approval pipeline.
HAC HS Reports $39.2 Billion DHS Bill To Full Committee
The House Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee (HAC HS) on May 28 unanimously approved by voice vote a $39.2 billion discretionary spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in FY ‘15, sending the proposed measure to the full committee to be marked up.

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