Norquist: New review of all defense functions will 'begin immediately and move forward aggressively'

By Marjorie Censer / August 5, 2019 at 2:34 PM
Defense Secretary Mark Esper has directed a "comprehensive zero-based review" of all defense functions and activities, beginning with a kickoff meeting on Saturday, according to a new memo. The document , signed by Deputy Defense Secretary David Norquist and dated Aug. 2, says "the immediate goal of this review is to identify time, money, and manpower resources that can be reallocated to our highest priorities in support of the National Defense Strategy (NDS) through the [fiscal year] 2021-2025 Program and...

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