This Tuesday INSIDER Daily Digest has coverage of a Navy business case analysis of racapitalizing the service's surge sealift fleet, along with stories on the House Appropriations Committee's draft FY-20 defense spending bill.
Inside Defense was able to review a Navy business case analysis of racapitalizing the service's surge sealift fleet:
The Navy has assessed four potential options to recapitalize the surge sealift fleet through 2048 and estimates the costs will range between $22 billion and $38 billion, according to the service's business case analysis viewed by Inside Defense.
The House Appropriations Committee's draft FY-20 defense spending bill is now out, with the defense subcommittee due to mark up the legislation tomorrow:
The Democrat-led House Appropriations defense subcommittee, still smarting from the Pentagon's recent unilateral budget transfers to build barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border, has drafted a bill that would reduce and restrict the Pentagon’s future ability to reprogram funds.
In case you missed it, here's our coverage of a recent Pentagon reprogramming action (requiring no congressional approval) that shifts more funds to build a border wall:
The Pentagon intends to transfer $1.5 billion from several areas, including weapons acquisition programs, to construct new barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a recent reprogramming notification sent to Congress.
More news from the draft House spending bill:
House defense appropriators will mark up a draft defense funding bill this week that trims the Navy's fiscal year 2020 shipbuilding request by more than $2 billion.
The House Appropriations defense subcommittee's draft fiscal year 2020 defense spending bill proposes continued study and refinement of the Defense Department's plan to establish a Space Force and puts a hold on funding for a new Space Development Agency until the Air Force offers more details on the organization's mission.
Document: Draft FY-20 House defense spending bill