Pentagon seeks $11B in emergency procurement spending for COVID-19 recovery

By Tony Bertuca / August 6, 2020 at 3:18 PM
The Pentagon is telling Congress it needs $11 billion in emergency supplemental funding to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic across its acquisition portfolio and the U.S. defense industrial base, according to a new document obtained by Inside Defense outlining expected delays to specific programs . The Pentagon estimates its programs between March 15 and June 15 experienced $11 billion in cost increases "realized because of inefficiencies caused by COVID-19," the document states. The money sought would be...

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