The INSIDER daily digest -- July 8, 2019

By John Liang  
July 8, 2019 at 2:10 PM

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:

DOD seeks to reprogram $2.8 billion, boost new 'hit-to-kill' artillery and light-attack aircraft

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:

Army seeking to reprogram $34M in FY-19 funding for squad rifle, network

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:

DOD seeks $505 million boost to Air Force, transportation working capital funds

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.

DOD looks to cut ICBM development program funding, procure testing assets

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:

Navy focuses on $280M in ship maintenance in annual reprogramming 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.