Senate appropriators clear way for limited 'software color of money' program for Pentagon

By Justin Doubleday / November 11, 2020 at 2:19 PM
New Senate spending legislation would let the Pentagon experiment with using a new category of appropriations to fund eight software development programs under a single budget activity. The Senate Appropriations Committee's version of the fiscal year 2021 defense appropriations bill would allocate $690.8 million for eight "software and digital technology pilot programs." The Defense Department requested roughly the same level of funding under a new category of appropriations that funds software activities through a single budget activity, rather than segregating...

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