Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee JamesÂ has said more than 60 of the service branch’s acquisition programsÂ could face delays if Congress passes anotherÂ continuing resolution instead of a budget.
âWe certainly hope a long-term CR wonât be the case,â she told a group of reporters at the Pentagon Wednesday.
âBut we are hearing either a six-month or a one-year CR is at least a possibility, and I want to explain why this would be a very bad deal for the United States Air Force,â James added.
James and Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein discussed the state of the service during a press conference at the Pentagon andÂ alsoÂ issued updates on the operational and budget environment within the service branch.
SheÂ cited JointÂ Direct Attack Munitions, the KC-46 aerial refueling tankerÂ and the B-21 bomber as among the items that would be affectedÂ in the event of a longÂ CR.