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John McHugh: Budget Cuts Could Hit All Army Acquisitions

John McHughArmy Secretary John McHugh told reporters Monday in Washington that the branch’s acquisition programs will feel negative effects if mandatory federal spending cuts under sequestration continue, National Defense Magazine reported Monday.

Stew Magnuson writes the cuts have affected485 acquisitions and McHugh said the Army has no priority list for programs to be spared from reductions.

“I find it difficult to envision any significant number of our developmental initiatives that won’t be affected. Some very significantly. Some we will have to cancel,” McHugh said.

McHugh also told the press briefing the Army intends to replace the Humvee aviation and communications networks with new combat vehicles, according to the report.

Those programs will be hurt if sequestration stays in place, according to McHugh.

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