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Unexpected FY2022 Air Force Program Announcements [January 7, 2022]   [open pdf - 721KB]

From the Document: "Since June 2021, elements of the United States Air Force have announced intentions to pursue several new major programs. Each of the programs would likely be of congressional interest on their own, but they are more unusual in aggregate, for at least three reasons: [1] The programs were announced outside the usual cycle, not as part of a budget submission, and after the relevant committees had substantially completed work on the FY2022 defense authorization and appropriations bills. [2] Two of the three had not appeared in previous budget documents and had no identified sources of funding, while the third represented an acceleration of an existing program that would require relatively large shifts of funds to earlier years than programmed. [3] The Air Force is already facing a significant modernization bill for a variety of systems. Advancing any of the newly proposed programs could potentially force slowdowns in existing efforts that Congress has authorized and appropriated."

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CRS Insight, IN11837
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2022-01-07
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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