DOD still looking for $11B supplemental to cover defense contractors' pandemic costs

By Tony Bertuca / February 25, 2021 at 4:05 PM
The Defense Department needs about $11 billion in supplemental funding from Congress to support defense contractors with pandemic-related costs or else modernization programs and military readiness accounts will be raided, according to two senior Pentagon officials. Without the supplemental funding, DOD "would need to absorb these COVID-related costs through reductions in planned modernization programs and reduced readiness levels," according to joint testimony submitted to the Senate Armed Services Committee by DOD's acting acquisition chief Stacy Cummings and Robert Salesses, the...

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