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Defense Officials Say Reduced Furloughs to Delay Contracts

PentagonThe Defense Department is looking to shift funding from acquisition programs in order to compensate for missed savings following the reduction in furlough days, the Washington Business Journal reported Thursday.

Jill Aitoro writes that Congress-approved reprogramming requests from the DoD will defer 200 defense programs.

The Pentagon intends to save approximately $1 billion after the agency trimmed furlough days from 11 to six days, missing the $2 billion targeted savings mark, according to the report.

The changes enabled furlough reduction and moved money to military training, the Journal reports.

Aitoro writes the department also saved money from suspending the return of some equipment from Afghanistan.

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