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Army To Congress: We Are Fixing Acquisition

Army To Congress: We Are Fixing Acquisition

  WASHINGTON: The top question on defense lawmakers’ minds right now is: “Can we trust you with the people’s money?” And no large military organization has a worse record in that respect than the US Army, with its unhappy track record of canceled programs and wasted billions dating to before 9/11. It’s such a sensitive and high-stakes question that, when I started to… Keep reading →

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Paying property taxes in Baxter County just got a lot easier thanks to a new online payment system offered by Baxter County Tax Collector Teresa Smith. Residents can visit ar.gov/baxterproptax and enter a taxpayer number to begin. The system will prompt residents through secure payment screens and quickly provide a payment confirmation, and a receipt… Keep reading →

Constellation West, a leading provider of mission-critical technology solutions for the U.S. government and one of the fastest-growing service-disabled veteran-owned, women-owned, small disadvantaged businesses in the country, announced today it was awarded an $8.4 million contract by the Internal Revenue Service for cybersecurity services required under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Under the contract, Constellation… Keep reading →

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Men and women from across the country are streaming into DC for the Conservative Political Action Conference – the largest gathering of conservatives in the nation – which starts on Wednesday. These far-flung conservatives bring to our nation’s capital a fresh perspective on a whole range of issues, especially on matters the Washington elite too… Keep reading →

Rep. Randy Forbes Rips 2016 Request: A ‘Wish List’

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WASHINGTON: The Republican congressman who oversees the Navy actually likes Barack Obama’s 2016 defense budget — except for one small thing: It isn’t really a budget. “It would be almost a misnomer to call this a budget. It’s [just] numbers,” Rep. Randy Forbes told me this morning, in advance of tomorrow’s budget hearing. “If you… Keep reading →

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  ARLINGTON: No one knows what the 2016 budget is really going to be. In fact, no one can even plan properly for what it might be, the highest-ranking budgeteer in Army uniformmade clear this morning. The uncertainty is coming at the Pentagon from two sides at the same time. On the demand side, there’s… Keep reading →

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    Governor Pat Quinn, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and Amazon.com, Inc. today announced plans to create more than 1,000 full-time jobs and $75 million in investment in Illinois. Amazon is beginning site selection activities and it plans to open its first facility in Illinois next year. “Today Illinois is leading the Midwest in job… Keep reading →

Wisconsin Lawmakers To Debate Bill That Would Cripple Wind Energy In State

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a landmark rulemaking today, which reduces the domestic production allowances for HCFC-22 at the lowest level ever and proposes a complete phase-out within five years. HCFCs, or hydrochlorofluorocarbons, are a class of refrigerants that are damaging to the ozone layer, and contribute to global warming. “We congratulate EPA for… Keep reading →

Coal Mine Expansion Threatens Villages

Manufacturers’ News, Inc.–Industrial employment in Montana posted a slight gain over the past year, reports the 2015 Montana Manufacturers Directory®, a manufacturers database and directory published by Manufacturers’ News, Inc. (MNI). According to data collected by MNI, Montana manufacturers added 123 jobs, or about a half percent, from August 2013 to August 2014, its third… Keep reading →

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To meet forthcoming carbon emissions reduction targets, Illinois must preserve its existing nuclear energy facilities, Exelon Senior Vice President of Federal Regulatory Affairs and Wholesale Market Policy Kathleen Barrón said today at a policy session convened by the Illinois Commerce Commission. The forum was held to solicit expert perspectives on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed… Keep reading →

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A new report published by the Federal Reserve Board reveals further evidence that big banks continue to reap huge dividends from the fees they charge for debit card transactions. The report found that the cost for debit card transactions in 2013 was as little as 4.4 cents. Despite this, banks continue to charge on average… Keep reading →

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