GAO reviewing Pentagon's warfighting account while critics pounce

By Tony Bertuca / October 11, 2016 at 12:57 PM
The Government Accountability Office is reviewing the Defense Department's Overseas Contingency Operations account with a focus on "enduring requirements" traditionally funded in the base budget, while the Pentagon, amid new criticism from influential lawmakers, has begun building a multiyear plan for contingency spending. The ongoing GAO review, when combined with the Pentagon's internal budget deliberations and the swirling politics of Capitol Hill, suggests DOD's $58.8 billion OCO account may be approaching a significant policy inflection point. GAO said last week...

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