Reprogramming authority change would create ‘significant challenges’ for DoD, Norquist warns

Defense News: If members of Congress restrict the Pentagon’s ability to reprogram funds, it will create “significant challenges” for the Department of Defense, including potentially harming efforts to find savings inside the building, according to the department’s number two official.

Speaking Thursday at the Center for a New American Security, David Norquist, the department’s acting deputy secretary of defense, said that the brewing fight over the Pentagon’s financial flexibility could also limit the ability to respond to a changing security environment.

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