Friday, December 2, 2011

Senate Passes DOD Authorization Bill

Yesterday the Senate passed S 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, by a strongly bipartisan vote of 97 to 7. There were lots of amendments made to the bill in the last couple of days, but only two of consequence to the chemical or cyber security communities. Both amendments were addressed in some detail in previous blogs.

The Casey amendment (No. 1215) addressed IED chemical precursors in Pakistan (an area the Senate has lots of control over; pardon the sarcasm). The McCain amendment (No. 1229) addressed cybersecurity cooperation between DOD and DHS.

The bill now moves to the House for consideration.

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