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The Honorable Robert F. Hale
is a Senior Adviser for Defense Budget Analysis at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. From 2009 until 2014, Mr. Hale served as comptroller and chief financial officer at the Department of Defense.
The inability to carry over O&M and MILPERS funding into the fiscal year after they are appropriated encourages year-end spending spikes and negative outcomes. This is a problem Congress can easily fix, writes a former DoD comptroller.