This Monday INSIDER Daily Digest has coverage of the Pentagon's latest omnibus reprogramming request to Congress, obtained by Inside Defense.
On June 25, acting Pentagon Comptroller Elaine McCusker submitted a 62-page omnibus reprogramming request to Congress seeking permission to shift funds appropriated in fiscal years 2017, 2018 and 2019 to higher-priority programs in FY-19:
The Pentagon is seeking congressional permission to shift $2.8 billion between budget accounts as part of an annual reallocation of funds the U.S. military has in hand, a move that seeks to launch a new hit-to-kill Army artillery round, kick start the Air Force's O/A-X light-attack aircraft program and inject additional funds into a project to develop a road-mobile hypersonic strike weapon.
Here's what the Army wants to channel money to:
The Army is seeking to reprogram $34.2 million in fiscal year 2019 research, development, testing and evaluation funding for two key modernization projects, the Next Generation Squad Weapon-Automatic Rifle and the integrated tactical network.
Here are the programs the Air Force wants to shift funds to:
The Defense Department is requesting authority from Congress to shift more than $500 million into the Air Force Working Capital Fund and the Transportation Working Capital Fund to handle an increase in readiness needs and a growing demand for airlift support.
The Defense Department is seeking congressional approval to reduce $53 million in funding from the Air Force's intercontinental ballistic missile development efforts and add $33 million to purchase operational testing equipment for the programs.
And here's the Navy's ship maintenance request:
The Navy is seeking congressional permission to shift $280 million to fund maintenance availabilities for two destroyers and an amphibious ship, according to the Defense Department's annual omnibus reprogramming request.