Inside the Pentagon - June 14, 2018

House panel shifts funds to hike procurement for select weapons by $4.5B

June 13, 2018 |
Jason Sherman
The House Appropriations defense subcommittee has increased funding for select weapon system projects by nearly $4.5 billion in its mark of the Pentagon's fiscal year 2019 spending bill, a hike achieved in part by diverting $2 billion away from Defense Department-requested projects in order to benefit National Guard programs, aircraft procurement and purchases of additional ships. The House Appropriations panel is recommending $133 billion for procurement in FY-19, nearly $2.5 billion more than the Pentagon's $130.5 billion request. The largest...

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