Pentagon 'Fourth Estate' review finds $5.7B to reinvest in new technologies

By Tony Bertuca  
February 5, 2020 at 7:00 PM
An internal review has found $5.7 billion in fiscal year 2021 budget cuts the Pentagon wants to reinvest in emerging technologies like hypersonics, space, missile defense and artificial intelligence, according to a report slated to be delivered to Congress. The review, which Defense Secretary Mark Esper ordered last August , targeted the $99 billion "defense-wide" account, which includes civilian management agencies commonly called the "Fourth Estate," as well as the Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Special Operations Command and the Defense...

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