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Gordon Adams And Matthew Leatherman Quoted In Defense News On OCO

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WASHINGTON — The presence of the overseas contingency operations (OCO) fund is preventing needed reforms to the defense budget, a panel of experts said April 3.

 

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Gordon Adams, a former top defense official at the Office of Management and Budget and now a distinguished fellow at Stimson, referred to OCO as “an infection” that has spread across the budgeting process, a “rampant virus where every single part of the American system has now discovered there is an extra way to play on the defense side.”

 

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