Push to combine programs gets top-level attention.
So far, two candidate programs are "joint logistics," and "joint command-and-control," says Ryan Henry, principal deputy undersecretary, of defense for policy These two areas, Henry says, will become part of a "joint capabilities portfolio" that will shape spending plans beginning in fiscal year 2008.
In charge of this undertaking is the so-called "group of 12," which includes the deputy defense secretary,, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs, five undersecretaries, four vice chiefs, and the deputy chief of U.S. Special Operations Command.
"It could add up to 150 different actions," Henry, says. "We want to build capabilities before this administration ends."
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|Title Annotation:||Washington Pulse|
|Author:||Erwin, Sandra I.|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Mar 1, 2006|
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