Sunday, August 22, 2021

Review - HR 4432 Introduced – FY 2022 DOD Spending

Last month, Rep McCollum (D,MN) introduced HR 4432, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2022. This bill was marked up by the House Appropriations Committee prior to introduction, as is normal for spending bills. The Committee Report on the bill is available. There is one cyber operations mention of interest in the bill. There are also three cyber-workforce mentions and two cyber-earmarks in the Report.

While there is a chance that the House will take-up HR 4432 before September 30th, it is highly unlikely to make it through the Senate. Thus, we are most likely to see yet another Continuing Resolution with some sort of omnibus spending bill(s) closer to the end of the calendar year. Typically, the Committee Reports for each of the spending bills in each chamber are made to apply to the final bill. This means that the three ‘Cyber Work Force’ comments will remain in effect. The earmarks I am not so sure about.


For further details about the mentions briefly described above, see my article at CFSN Detailed Analysis - - subscription required.

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