The Defense Department asked Congress this week for almost $2.6 billion in reprogramming – moving money Congress appropriated to one account to another account. Defense News reports Undersecretary of Defense Comptroller Mike McCord signed off on the request June 30. Bob Hale is a Fellow at Booz Allen; he was DoD’s Comptroller from 2009 to 2014, and signed off on a few reprogramming requests himself. He explained the process, and results, on National Defense Week.
Photo: Robert F. Hale, the Defense Department’s comptroller and chief financial officer, and Jessica L. Wright, acting undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, brief reporters at the Pentagon, Feb. 20, 2013, on the status of the department’s civilian furlough planning efforts as a result of the impending sequestration deadline. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley