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Congress, White House Strike Two-Year Deal on Spending, Debt Ceiling

The White House and Congress have reached a deal that would suspend the debt limit until the end of July 2021 and raise federal spending over two years, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The two-year budget deal worth more than $2.7T would increase federal spending by about $320B over a couple of years above budget caps set in the Budget Control Act of 2011.

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David Berteau: PSC Calls for Congressional Action on Budget Control Act Caps

The Professional Services Council has urged Congress to work on a bipartisan spending measure that will raise budget caps for fiscal years 2020 and 2021. “Such an agreement is PSC’s top priority as it is essential to timely FY20 appropriations, to full funding for all federal agencies, and to avoiding the …

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John Sanders, COO of CBP, Announced as Keynote Speaker for Potomac Officers Club’s 3rd Annual Border Protection Innovations and Technology Forum

On March 28th, John Sanders, the chief operating officer of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, will give a keynote address during Potomac Officers Club’s 3rd Annual Border Protection Innovations and Technology Forum at the 2941 Restaurant in Falls Church, Va. During the forum, GovCon leaders of the public and …

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CNAS’ Susanna Blume Assesses Possible Return to Sequestration

Susanna Blume, a senior fellow in the defense program at the Center for a New American Security, has said U.S. defense spending is likely to drop if Republicans retain control of the Senate and Democrats win a House majority in the midterm elections. Blume wrote in an article published Monday …

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BlackBerry’s Paul Battaglia: Derived Credentials Could Help Agencies Protect Mobile Devices

Paul Battaglia, vice president of government sales at BlackBerry (NYSE: BB), has said agencies should protect mobile devices from hackers and adversaries and one way to do that is through the use of derived credentials. Battaglia wrote that such an approach could help agencies verify the identity of government officials …

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IAP Adds John Campbell, Hawk Carlisle, Mike Rogers to Board; Terry DeRosa Comments

IAP Worldwide Services has named John Campbell, a retired U.S. Army general; Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle, a retired U.S. Air Force general; and Mike Rogers, former congressman; to its board of directors. IAP CEO Terry DeRosa said in a statement Campbell, Carlisle and Rogers bring to the board insight, business acumen, …

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