Shows & Panels
- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- Connected Government
- Consolidating Mission-critical Systems
- Constituent Servicing
- Continuous Monitoring: Tools and Techniques for Trustworthy Government IT
- The Data Privacy Imperative: Safeguarding Sensitive Data
- Eliminating the Pitfalls: Steps to Virtualization in Government
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal Tech Talk
- Government Cloud Brokerage: Who, What, When, Where, Why?
- Government Mobility
- Mission-critical Apps in the Cloud
- Mobile Device Management
- The Modern Federal Threat Landscape
- The Path from Legacy Systems
- Understanding the Intersection of Customer Service and Security in the Cloud
Shows & Panels
Defense authorization bill back on Senate docket
Thursday - 11/18/2010, 3:38pm EST
Now it's on again.
The Senate majority leader is now promising to bring a 2011 defense authorization bill to the floor for a vote. Senator Harry Reid reportedly says it will happen right after the Thanksgiving break, and will include a measure repealing the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.
There has been a question as to whether this lame-duck Congress would take any action on a new defense spending bill.
Politico says Senate Armed Services Chairman Carl Levin asked Reid to make a motion on the Bill after the release of a DoD report which is due on December first. The report will look at the effects of repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell.
More than a dozen Senate Democrats appeared together today urging a repeal of the policy that bans gays in the military. One of those was Independent Senator Joseph Lieberman. Lieberman says he's confident there will be enough votes to allow debate on the bill, and to defeat any effort to strip the provision repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell".
This story is part of Federal News Radio's daily DoD Report brought to you by Dell. For more defense news, click here.