By Sebastian Sprenger / August 17, 2011 at 5:05 PM

The Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization has received congressional approval to shift $350 million within its accounts. The money is needed to boost JIEDDO's "attack the network" line, at the expense of the organization's "defeat the device" efforts, Pentagon Comptroller Robert Hale wrote in a June 17 reprogramming request that has been approved by the defense committees in Congress.

Of the $350 million, $134.2 million will go toward a "High Spectral Imaging Initiative" aimed at disrupting the IED supply chain, according to the document. The rest, $215.8 million, will finance various, unspecified joint urgent operational needs focused on attacking the network of bomb makers, suppliers and emplacers, the document states.