01 Apr '15, 4am

Allyn: Army needs ‘predictable, consistent funding to get at readiness’

Allyn: Army needs ‘predictable, consistent funding to get at readiness’

The Army’s vice chief of staff said the $613 billion Overseas Contingency Operations, or OCO, funding does not allow the Army the flexibility required to get at home-station readiness for units that are not deploying. Gen. Daniel B. Allyn testified before the House Armed Services subcommittee on readiness, March 25. “It also does not allow multi-year funding, which means we cannot use it for critical modernization programs in acquisition and procurement,” Allyn said. “So the restrictions truly create challenges and hard decisions under the current rule set… we would need significantly greater flexibility.” Allyn acknowledged that OCO funding was better than not receiving any increased funding and better than the Budget Control Act levels, but he pointed out the way funding was working was a year-to-year drill and the Army needed, “predictable, consistent funding to get at ...

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