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House Panel Votes to Fund Intell IT Modernization, Cut Space Programs by $130M; Mike Rogers Comments

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Mike-RogersThe House Intelligence Committee passed a measure by voice vote Thursday meant to decide guidelines and funding levels for intelligence programs for the 2014 fiscal year, FCW reported Thursday.

Amber Corrin writes the bill allows for complete funding of a Director of National Intelligence program aimed at centralizing and upgrading IT systems.

According to the report, the measure does cutback other unspecified IT programs but helps push plans to establish new counterintelligence roles.

“I am pleased that this committee continues to build upon the good, bipartisan work we began in 2011,” said Chairman Mike Rogers in a statement.

Another plan to identify insider threats has also been approved under the new bill and will receive funding worth $75 million, the report said.

The committee also decided to cut space programs by $130 million.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif) added a provision meant to develop cybersecurity education initiatives, FCW reports.

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