DOD Official Decries 'Groundhog Day' Approach To Budgeting

Law360, New York (November 15, 2013, 7:34 PM EST) -- A U.S. Department of Defense official said Thursday that military readiness has been degraded by a counterproductive loop of short-term budget planning and congressional crises, likening the endless financial replanning to the movie Groundhog Day.

“We need some budgetary stability out of Congress,” Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller) Robert Hale said at a forum hosted by Defense One. “Continuing resolutions are tough, a kind of Groundhog Day approach to budgeting, you couldn't figure out what to do, so you do the same thing now as you did...
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