Pentagon continues to seek billions in pandemic-related costs

By Tony Bertuca / May 13, 2021 at 5:51 PM
Acting Pentagon acquisition chief Stacy Cummings said today the Defense Department still needs at least $11 billion in supplemental funding from Congress to support defense contractors with pandemic-related costs and avoid cutting modernization programs and military readiness accounts. Cummings, who spoke during an event hosted by McAleese & Associates, reiterated what she told the Senate Armed Services Committee in February : DOD needs a large supplemental appropriation. "The statement that I made in February is still accurate," she said. "We...

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