Congress allows DOD to shift $34 million to jump-start 5G tech development

July 11, 2019 at 2:01 PM
Lawmakers have allowed the Defense Department to move $34 million in its fiscal year 2019 budget to begin a new program aimed at accelerating fifth-generation wireless technology development. The Pentagon had wanted to shift $52 million in its FY-19 budget for the new project, but the House Appropriations Committee deferred $18 million from the request, according to the reprogramming document signed May 20 and released today. The $34 million is marked for a new-start program, "Defense Next Generation Information Communications...

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