Senior Pentagon official calls on Congress to grant DOD more flexible funding

By Georgina DiNardo / June 6, 2024 at 6:11 PM
A senior Pentagon official today called for more flexibility in the Defense Department's budget so threats can be tackled as they emerge, comments coming a week before the House Armed Services Committee is expected to vote on the fiscal year 2025 defense spending bill. Heidi Shyu, defense under secretary for research and engineering, said DOD lacks the amount of funding needed and the ability to maneuver that funding to deal with emergent threats as they appear. “It’s a lack of...

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