July 29, 2019

Army 'Night Court' deep cuts revealed as Esper eyes expanding process Pentagon-wide

Source: Inside Defense

Journalists: Tony Bertuca, Ashley Tressel

The Army's "Night Court" process cut $25 billion from legacy weapon systems to spend more on emerging technologies, with $15 billion coming from program eliminations and reductions detailed in documents obtained by Inside Defense.

Though previous reports clarified some of the Army savings achieved from large program adjustments, the new, "for official use only" documents detail those cuts, as well as dozens of others, in context across the service's five-year budget plan.

The documents also include the Army's rationale for the cuts as well as the names of affected contractors or government agencies and affected congressional districts and lawmakers.

Read the full article and more in Inside Defense.


  • Susanna V. Blume

    Former Senior Fellow and Director, Defense Program

    Susanna Blume is a former Senior Fellow and Director of the Defense Program at the Center for a New American Security. Her research areas included the Defense program and budg...