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The efense bill before Congress would seek multi-year procurement strategy for satellite communications.

Congress Pushing For Multi-Year Commercial Satellite Acquisition Strategy

The fiscal year 2014 defense authorization bill awaiting final passage in Congress would require the Defense Department to develop a strategy for multi-year procurement of commercial satellite communications (COMSATCOM) services to lower the cost of bandwidth, according to a statement from House Armed Services Committee (HASC) Republicans. Due to the growth in intelligence, surveillance and […]

Defense Authorization Bill Passes House with Overwhelming Majority

A new defense authorization bill that reflected both House and Senate bill language from earlier in the year passed the House of Representatives Thursday evening in an overwhelming 350-69 vote. The bill now goes to the Senate, where it faces much tougher opposition due to the mechanism in which it will be passed, not the […]