Conference committee reaches accord on Defense budget
- By Dawn S. Onley
- Sep 22, 2003
A House and Senate conference committee has approved a $368.2 billion Defense appropriations bill for fiscal 2004.
The bill, which cleared committee Wednesday, increases spending for procurement, operation and maintenance, and research, development, test and evaluation by a combined $11.2 billion over this year's funding.
The level of IT funding in the resolved bill approved remained unclear today. The budget that President Bush sent to Congress earmarked $27.9 billion for IT. Two months ago, the House recommended a $320 million cut in IT spending. The Senate adopted the president's recommendations.
The appropriations bill will be posted tomorrow on thomas.loc.gov