House appropriators seek few reforms as key budget commission prepares to fold tent

By Tony Bertuca / June 27, 2024 at 2:30 PM
The House Appropriations Committee has advanced a defense spending bill that adopts practically none of the sweeping changes sought by a bipartisan commission tasked with recommending reforms to the Pentagon’s 1960’s-era budgeting process. Still, some defense analysts and members of the Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution Reform Commission say they are hopeful that the group’s nearly two years of work has at least paved a path for possible change to a bureaucratic process that has been deemed too slow to...

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