Army modernization plan threatened by sequestration

For the Defense Department, the most immediate impacts of sequestration will be to military readiness and the civilian workforce.

While it will take a while for the cuts to take a toll on acquisition programs, those negative effects will happen as soon as this fiscal year: The Army will have to delay hundreds of modernization programs, according to Lt. Gen. Bill Phillips, the military deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology.

In this week’s edition of On DoD, Phillips, who also serves as the leader of the Army’s Acquisition Corps, talked with Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu about the Army’s concern about automatic budget cuts, and the service’s recently-unveiled 30-year modernization strategy.


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