Key DOD nominees pledge to get after Ukraine, Taiwan weapons backlogs

By Tony Bertuca / September 28, 2023 at 5:04 PM
Two Biden administration officials who have been nominated for senior acquisition and policy posts at the Pentagon said they are committed to streamlining the contracting process for Ukraine and pledged to address the growing backlog to obligate funds appropriated by Congress. During a confirmation hearing today, Senate Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Roger Wicker (R-MS) said Defense Department data indicates that much of the $44 billion Congress has appropriated to provide weapons to Ukraine and to backfill U.S. weapon stocks...

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