Army reorganizing modernization, science and tech spending despite budget increase

Army secretary says some of more than 800 programs will likely end or shrink.

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The Army’s recent decision to focus its research and procurement budgets on a half dozen modernization priorities has consequences. In its broader portfolio of weapons systems will be winners and losers. Despite Congress’ recent decision to plus up the Defense Department budget, Army leaders are beginning the process of combing through 800 programs, preparing for eventual decisions about which ones will need to be scaled back or cancelled outright. Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for more.

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