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Multiyear Procurement (MYP) and Block Buy Contracting in Defense Acquisition: Background and Issues for Congress

Multiyear Procurement (MYP) and Block Buy Contracting in Defense Acquisition: Background and Issues for Congress

Date: October 29, 2013
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald & Schwartz, Moshe
Description: This report provides background information and issues for Congress on multiyear procurement (MYP) and block buy contracting (BBC),1 which are special contracting mechanisms that Congress permits the Department of Defense (DOD) to use for a limited number of defense acquisition programs. Compared to the standard or default approach of annual contracting, MYP and BBC have the potential for reducing weapon procurement costs by several percent.
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Senate Committee Expenditures Resolutions, 113th Congress, and Funding Authorizations Since 1999

Senate Committee Expenditures Resolutions, 113th Congress, and Funding Authorizations Since 1999

Date: October 17, 2013
Creator: Glassman, Matthew Eric
Description: This report provides committee funding requests and authorizations for Senate committees in the 106th through 113th Congresses.
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Tax Provisions Expiring in 2013 ("Tax Extenders")

Tax Provisions Expiring in 2013 ("Tax Extenders")

Date: November 5, 2013
Creator: Sherlock, Molly F.
Description: This report discusses dozens of temporary tax provisions that are scheduled to expire at the end of 2013 under current law. Most of the provisions set to expire in 2013 have been part of past temporary tax extension legislation.
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FY2014 Appropriations Lapse and the Department of Homeland Security: Impact and Legislation

FY2014 Appropriations Lapse and the Department of Homeland Security: Impact and Legislation

Date: October 11, 2013
Creator: Painter, William L.
Description: This report examines the DHS contingency plan and the potential impacts of a lapse in annual appropriations on DHS operations, focusing primarily on the emergency furlough of personnel, and then discusses seven legislative vehicles that have mitigated or have the potential to mitigate those same impacts.
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Budget Reconciliation Process: Timing of Committee Responses to Reconciliation Directives

Budget Reconciliation Process: Timing of Committee Responses to Reconciliation Directives

Date: October 24, 2013
Creator: Lynch, Megan S.
Description: This report examines the timing of certain stages of the reconciliation process and the extent to which the submission due date included in a reconciliation instruction is a predictor for the timing of committee response.
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The Budget Reconciliation Process: Timing of Legislative Action

The Budget Reconciliation Process: Timing of Legislative Action

Date: October 24, 2013
Creator: Lynch, Megan S.
Description: This report discusses the budget reconciliation process, which is an optional procedure under the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 that operates as an adjunct to the annual budget resolution process. Reconciliation is a two-stage process in which reconciliation instructions are included in the budget resolution, directing the appropriate committees to develop legislation achieving the desired budgetary outcomes, and the resultant legislation (usually incorporated into an omnibus bill) is considered under expedited procedures in the House and Senate.
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Federal-Aid Highway Program (FAHP): In Brief

Federal-Aid Highway Program (FAHP): In Brief

Date: December 16, 2013
Creator: Kirk, Robert S.
Description: This report discusses the major characteristics of the federal highway program that have been constant since the early 1920s. Generally, federal money can be spent only on designated federal-aid highways, which make up roughly a quarter of U.S. public roads.
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Intelligence Spending and Appropriations: Issues for Congress

Intelligence Spending and Appropriations: Issues for Congress

Date: September 5, 2013
Creator: Erwin, Marshall C. & Belasco, Amy
Description: This report discusses the historic trend in intelligence spending, as well as broader issues concerning the intelligence budgeting process, and may help Members of Congress contextualize information concerning the FY2013 budget.
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Congressional Action on FY2014 Appropriations Measures

Congressional Action on FY2014 Appropriations Measures

Date: December 18, 2013
Creator: Tollestrup, Jessica
Description: This report provides background and analysis with regard to the FY2014 appropriations process. The first section discusses the status of discretionary budget enforcement for FY2014, including the statutory spending limits and allocations under the congressional budget resolution. The second section provides information on the consideration of regular appropriations measures and an overview of their funding levels.
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Federal Research and Development Funding: FY2014

Federal Research and Development Funding: FY2014

Date: September 5, 2013
Creator: Sargent, John F., Jr.
Description: This report provides government-wide, multi-agency, and individual agency analyses of the President's FY2014 request as it relates to R&D and related activities.
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