Partial Funding Bill to Delay LCS, A-10, JLTV Programs - DoD Buzz: The stop-gap spending bill passed by lawmakers after, once again, failing to reach a budget deal will delay a range of defense weapons programs, including the Littoral Combat Ship, A-10 Thunderbolt II and the Ohio-class submarine replacement.
The 10-week continuing resolution approved by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama this week to avoid a Sept. 30 government shutdown just before the elections had already been labeled as “deplorable” by Defense Secretary Ashton Carter.
He told the Senate Armed Services Committee this month that the short-term CR, which continues spending at fiscal 2016 levels, would limit the Pentagon’s ability to “maintain our military’s technological edge and counter some of the most vexing threats we face.”
Last month, Pentagon Comptroller Mike McCord gave the Congressional Research Service a list of new start programs that would be put on hold under the 10-week CR.
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