'Pernicious effects' of sequester could begin rippling before April if CR extended again

By Jason Sherman / December 6, 2023 at 5:19 PM
SIMI VALLEY, CA -- Any extension of a stopgap spending measure beyond early February would be "pretty calamitous" for the Army, triggering immediate consequences that include delaying weapon system acquisition milestones, delaying production-ramp decisions and cancelling training, according to a senior service official. Doug Bush, the Army’s acquisition executive, said Congress is being appraised by the Defense Department of the forecasted negative impacts of further extending a continuing resolution beyond Feb. 2 and implementing a statutorily mandated sequester beginning in...

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive, behind-the-scenes reporting on defense policy and procurement.

Log in to access this content.