DoD, Council of Governors Discuss Sequestration, Fiscal Initiatives, Apache Plans

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army stock photoThe Defense Department and the Council of Governors discussed sequestration, fiscal initiatives and military consolidation plans at a conference call of representatives this week.

Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters Tuesday that both parties agreed on the negative effects automatic spending cuts will have to agency and state interests, and to military readiness in particularly.

They also urged continued dialogue on the AH-64 Apache helicopters consolidation plan, Kirby said.

Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr. writes Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work led the 10-member Pentagon contingent, which brought the dialogue specifically on preparations on the fiscal year 2016 budget and the U.S. Army’s aviation restructuring effort.

Secretary Chuck Hagel joined the call briefly to highlight the importance of the alliance between DoD and the council, Kirby said.

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