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Pentagon highlights risks of short-term defence funding

7th December 2022 - 18:00 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in Kansas City

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Delays in ratifying annual appropriation acts may affect the B-21 Raider programme. (Photo: USAF)

Short-term funding is preventing the US government from starting new multi-year procurement and development programmes, which may put the DoD in a risky position.

Although the US FY2023 started on 1 October, its budget remains pending approval by Congress. Since then, the DoD, its branches and agencies have been operating under a continuing resolution (CR), which is set to expire on 16 December.

While CRs prevent shutdowns and allow the government to continue operating until the spending bill is ratified, they preclude the DoD starting new multi-year procurement and development programmes in addition to accelerating production for ongoing efforts.

This may put the Pentagon in a risky position as Democrats and Republicans are continuing negotiations, and the fate of final appropriations is still in

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Flavia Camargos Pereira is a land reporter at Shephard Media. She joined the company in …

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