Army modernization could require cuts to other spending, officials tell Congress

By Ethan Sterenfeld / June 8, 2021 at 11:15 AM
Army leaders might have to consider allocating a greater share of funding to research and procurement in future years if the service does not receive a higher topline budget to complete its modernization programs, a senior official told lawmakers June 7. Research and procurement budgets accounted for about 20% of the $173 billion the Army requested in the Biden administration's fiscal year 2022 budget proposal, Douglas Bush, the acting Army acquisition executive, told the House Armed Services tactical air and...

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