Appropriations defense subcommittee is denying a Navy move to transfer funds
meant for cruiser modifications, according to an Aug. 1 letter from the
committee to Pentagon Comptroller Robert Hale obtained by InsideDefense.com.
The committee rejected the Navy's request to transfer $120 million because the
fiscal year 2013 president's budget request made those funds available by
retiring some cruisers early -- a move the committee opposes. "The Navy should
continue to execute the prior-years plans until the Congress acts on the fiscal
year 2013 defense appropriation bill," the letter states.
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