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New Defense Budget Commission Could Be Last Hope for Fixing DOD Spending : Breaking Defense , December 13, , 2021

December 13, 2021

Breaking Defense

"As the NDAA inches closer to being enacted for the 61st consecutive year, hidden in its 2,165 pages is a requirement to stand up a commission to review how funds are budgeted and appropriated for defense. This one provision may well initiate the wonkiest, but also potentially the most important review of defense management since the establishment of the Department of Defense in 1947. The new independent panel, made up of 14 commissioners named by relevant congressional committees and leadership and the Secretary of Defense, will make legislative and policy recommendations to reform the budgeting process “to enable the United States to more effectively counter near-peer competitors.” The panel will issue an interim report in February 2023, followed by a final report in September."

Authors - Greenwalt, Bill

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