also vague, but not completely, isJul 12, 2018
and now something even more vague:
Navy’s Next Large Surface Combatant Will Draw From DDG-51, DDG-1000 — But Don’t Call it a Destroyer Yet
I asked Moore about the Navy’s push toward more secrecy as to when ships are coming and going, and the Dynamic Force Employment concept, which will see ships leave port, only to return early from a deployment, and then head out again at an unpredictable time. Won’t that cause havoc in the push for more predictability he had been talking about?
“Operations come first,” he said. “There are ways we can incorporate the thought process of dynamic force employment and still give industry enough predictability.” But he recognized that the model of predictable unpredictability may be tough to square with the push on the back end for more predictability. “It’s something that the maintenance community is going to have to wrestle with,” he conceded. “We’re going to have to think our way carefully though this.”
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While the troops will be on the move, it will still be “months” before the Pentagon can begin spending any of that money, even without the entanglements of multiple lawsuits already working their way through the court system.
A defense official speaking on the condition of anonymity told reporters at the Pentagon Friday that no money will be moving any time soon.
“We talking a matter of weeks for the [initial] assessment leading up to a decision” by acting Defense Secretary
That vague sketch of a timeline is as close as we’ve been able to come to understanding how long the process might take for the Pentagon to funnel military construction funds toward roads, fencing, and lighting along the southern border.
The $3.6 billion identified will not come from military family housing budgets, but would instead be pulled from “unawarded projects, recapitalization projects that update or replace existing structures,” the official said.
Asked what military construction projects could lose funding, the official said they would likely be pulled from projects slated to begin later in the fiscal year, and then only those that would have “minimal impact on readiness or operations.”
It is unclear what effect this might have on the
As for where things stand presently, the Joint Staff is studying an initial request from DHS outlining what kind of support it needs, after which Pentagon lawyers will have a go at it, followed by the Comptroller. If Shanahan then decides to move forward, the Army Corps of Engineers will be briefed. Only then will the Army start to coordinate with DHS how the Pentagon can help.
Then comes potentially the trickiest — and most political — part of the whole thing: The Pentagon will notify legislators of its plans to transfer funds, plans which