Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has said more than 60 of the service branch’s acquisition programs could face delays if Congress passes another continuing resolution instead of a budget.
“We certainly hope a long-term CR won’t be the case,” she told a group of reporters at the Pentagon Wednesday.
“But we are hearing either a six-month or a one-year CR is at least a possibility, and I want to explain why this would be a very bad deal for the United States Air Force,” James added.
James and Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein discussed the state of the service during a press conference at the Pentagon and also issued updates on the operational and budget environment within the service branch.
She cited Joint Direct Attack Munitions, the KC-46 aerial refueling tanker and the B-21 bomber as among the items that would be affected in the event of a long CR.