By a vote of 229-186, the full House passed the FY2011 Defense Authorization bill on Friday.  The bill provides $567 billion for DoD and the defense programs for the Department of Energy plus $159 billion for contingency operations in FY2011 and $34 billion in FY2010.  The House floor made few changes to the bill reported by the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) (see Highlights, May 21, 2010).  One major floor amendment approved by the House repeals the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gays serving in the military, but delays the implementation of the repeal until DOD finishes its review and certifies that the change will not hurt military readiness.