Pentagon proposes 5% cut to Fourth Estate; Congress sought 25%

By Tony Bertuca  
October 8, 2019 at 2:11 PM
The Defense Department's chief management officer says about 5% can be cut from the Pentagon's so-called "Fourth Estate" civilian management agencies next year, falling far short of the reductions Congress hoped to see. The total cut, according to expert analysis, could amount to about $500 million. While the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act directed the CMO to draw up a plan to reduce Fourth Estate spending by 25%, the CMO writes in a recent report to Congress that...

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