DOD comptroller nominee fields questions on defense budget

By Tony Bertuca / May 11, 2021 at 2:09 PM
Mike McCord, nominated to serve as Defense Department comptroller -- a job he held during the Obama administration -- was questioned by lawmakers today about President Biden's proposed Pentagon budget, though full details have not yet been released. McCord said during his confirmation hearing he believes the Pentagon can execute its strategy within the $715 billion Biden has proposed for DOD in fiscal year 2022. "I believe budgets should match resources to strategic national priorities and must strive to maximize...

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