Push to combine programs gets top-level attention.

Author:Erwin, Sandra I.
Position:Washington Pulse - Brief Article
 
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In an effort to consolidate military service programs into "joint capabilities," top Defense Department officials will recommend specific areas that should be funded and managed jointly, rather than by individual services.

So far, two candidate programs are "joint logistics," and "joint command-and-control," says Ryan Henry, principal deputy undersecretary, of defense for policy These two areas, Henry says, will become part of a "joint capabilities portfolio" that will shape spending plans beginning in fiscal year 2008.

In charge of this undertaking is...

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