The Army's Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) Program: Background and Issues for Congress
Potential issues for Congress include the role and need for the GCV in a downsized Army that will likely have fewer armored brigade combat teams (ABCTs). The Administration's announcement of a strategic shift to the Asia-Pacific region presents questions as to the necessity for ABCTs and, by association, the GCV. GCV affordability also remains a key consideration for Congress. A November 2012 Congressional Budget Office report on the GCV provides a range of GCV technical issues for congressional consideration. A report suggests DOD is considering significant budget cuts in the GCV program from FY2014 to FY2018, which could have a major impact on the GCV program. DOD's January 16, 2013, GCV program changes might also have long-term overall program cost considerations as a result of "stretching out the program" as well as "less than efficient buy size." This report will be updated.
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