September 05, 2016
Future of Global Security Contingency Fund Unclear
Source: Defense News
Journalist Aaron Mehta
WASHINGTON — Officials at the State Department are raising concerns about the future of a relatively small, but in their minds, important security assistance fund that is set to expire at the end of 2017.
A joint fund between the State Department and the Pentagon — the Global Security Contingency Fund (GSCF) — was authorized under Section 1207 of the fiscal 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Pentagon chips in up to 80 percent of the cost for a program, with State covering the rest.
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