tv Pentagon 2020 Budget Request Briefing CSPAN March 21, 2019 9:42am-10:27am EDT
freedom, of equality and i feel like -- like sometimes people try to align themselves too much to one way to be american, but there's like 300 million people living in america and there's 300 million ways to be an american. >> what it means to be an american to me is specifically sided on our right to protest. i really like attending marches and educating myself with different kinds of people, so seeing both sides of the political spectrum and seeing that bipartisanship is still possible in 2019. i would say what it means to be an american is the right to assembly, right to protest and right to voice ourselves on issues in america today. >> voices from the road on c-span. >> the trump administration released its 2020 budget request last week. here is a look at what's in the proposal for the defense department. it's 40 minutes.
ierardi. . >> good afternoon. thank you for being here today to discuss the fiscal year 2020 defense budget. we have senior leaders from the comptroller and joint staff, ms. mccusker and general ierardi to brief you on the details. i want to take a minute to give you a few high-level take a ways. wars of the future are going to be radically different from the short conventional wars and protracted counterterrorism operations we fought since the collapse of the soviet union. conventional opponents have typically lacked a navy or meaningful air force, never mind cyber or space capabilities. as a result they were limited to a single domain, land, where they were quickly overmatched. so the conflicts were short and lopsided. the conventional war phase of desert storm and operation iraqi freedom took less than 45 days. to assume future conventional
wars will be like these wars would be a tragic mistake. the national defense strategy has made it very clear that to preserve peace we must be prepared for the high end fight against peer competitors. future wars will be waged not just in the air, on the land or at sea, but also in space and cyberspace, dramatically increasing the complexity of warfare. this budget reflects that challenge, pulling together all the pieces of the national defense strategy that have been built over the past two years. from our readiness gains and nuclear posture review, joint artificial intelligence center, elevation of u.s. cyber command and development of the space force, to our strength in partnerships in the indo-pacific and europe and our reform initiatives, all these pieces come together in this budget. the 2020 budget executes the national defense strategy by
reprioritizing resources and increasing our investments in the following four areas, first, it invests in the emerging space and cyber war fighting domains. second, it invests in modernizing capabilities in the air, maritime and land domains. third, it accelerates innovation in technology such as artificial intelligence, hypersonics, autonomy and directed energy. and finally it sustains our force and builds on our readiness gains. it is the largest research development test and evaluation request in 70 years. it is the largest ship building request in 20 years. it includes a 3.1% military pay raise, the largest in a decade. all this with defense spending remaining near a record low as a percentage of our economy. the stakes are clear, if we want peace, adversaries need to know there is no path to victory
through fighting us. with that i will turn it over to my colleagues to get into the details. thank you very much and thank you for being here today. >> good afternoon. i'm elaine mccusker deputy comp roller i'm joined by anthony ierar ierardi. to understand our budget it is important to remember where we have been, how we got here and our strategy for the future. deterring our defeating great power aggression is a fundamentally different challenges than the regional conflicts against rogue states that were the basis off you are plan constructs for the last 25 years. we took a hard look at the nature of competition. our global commitments and our resources. people, capabilities and
funding. we also looked at our competitors. china and russia will not fight us the way we have gotten used to fighting. next slide. to be successful we have to change how we develop, posture and employ the joint force. this slide summarizes the key take a ways of the nds and emphasizes what is different about this strategy compared to prior defense strategies. it sets the department on a path to prepare for long term strategic competition, it introduces operational surprise and unpredictable force deployment. it moves past the desert storm model to multi-domain operations within denied environments. next slide. this slide provides a brief recap of our budget focus the last few years. in fy '17 and '18 we were about readiness and recovery to include training and rebuilding our munitions inventory. in fy '19 we had our first really strategy driven budget with a focus on lethality. the nds drove the issues we considered, the decisions we
made and the funding we needed. with err executing this budget now. the fy '2020 budget is the next big step. the nds drove our decisions and this budget is a major milestone in its implementation. to support the nds we need a budget that stays the course. this is our budget top line snapshot. at $718 billion for dod it shows growth over the fy '19 enacted amount of just over 5%. the fy '20 budget request conforms to the budget control acts caps with a $545 billion base budget request. it includes $165 billion for overseas contingency operations and $9 billion for emergency funding. the oco and emergency will be broken out and we will discuss that later. the fy '20 budget request carries out the nds by prioritizing resources and shifting investments to prepare
for a potential future high end fight. we are requesting resources in the four focus areas and the gra i after why is on this slide that were highlighted by mr. norquist in his opening statement. i will turn it over to general ierardi to talk about war fighting domains, innovative technologies and readiness. >> good morning, i'm just going to briefly walk through the next few charts to amplify the comments that mr. norquist and ms. mccusker made with respect to enhancing competitiveness indeed contested domains. in the space domain the focus was on enhancing our organizational structure and improving our capabilities including satellite communications capabilities, space-based warning and space launch capacity. we come in at about $14.1 billion of investment and that's approximately a 15% increase over last year. in the cyber domain we see about a $9.6 billion investment, a 10%
increase over last year, for offensive and defensive cyberspace capabilities and operations enhancements, resilient networks to protect our operating networks to prote our operating networks and systems. and a modern multicloud -- cady a modern multicloud environment. next chart. as was mentioned we also continue to modernize our capabilities and capacity in the air, maritime and land domains, namely enhancing fourth and fifth generation aircraft capabilities to be able to fulfill the priorities of the national defense strategy against our primary competitors. as well as in the maritime domain with significant increases in -- in naval capacity, with strike options including unmanned capabilities, and growing the battle force fleet on its way to 355 ships
down the road. land domain, we see increased capabilities in the ground tactical and ground combat vehicle categories, including future vertical lift, a key capability we require, and also attention and resources in the items, equipment and capabilities required by our small units, our squads, infantry squads in the army and marine corps. in the multidomain category in nuclear missile defense and special operating forces we see significant increases to look to the competitive advantages of the united states, protecting the homeland and also preserving our ability to project power. next chart, please. looking forward in terms of advance technologies and fielding innovative technologies, the four categories shown on the charts are highlighting including unmanned and autonomous systems in all domains, artificial intelligence and machine
learning, hypersonics in the air, sea and maritime -- or ground domains and finally directed energy in enhancing the ability to be able to use directed energy appropriately in the future. and this would be mostly in the research and development phase for directed energy. next chart. in terms of readiness gains, first it's important to call out that the services are supporting readiness to the max executable level in this budget. we have seen readiness improvements across the force over the past few years. i'll highlight air and ground training, naval training, maintenance, enhancements, logistics enhancements, munitions in terms of what we have done to increase munition stockage levels as appropriate to meet the requirements of the combatant commanders. and taken greater emphasis on
training for cyber operations as well. and i'll turn it back over to miss mckufrm. >> on the next slide sustaining the force. our force is the valued asset and we continue to provide a competitive compensation pack and a 3.1% military pay raise. the largest in ten years. working to modernize the military health system and take care of family was support problem child care and schools. we also continue to emphasize our facilities investments. and have put just over $36 billion toward combined mil con and sustainment restoration and modernization. this includes nearly $3 billion for hurricane recovery and reconstruction. >> with respect to end strength and numbers of service members, the total military end strength will increase from fiscal year '19 projected levels to fiscal year '20 in this budget by
approximately 7,700 appear and kruse the yearen plan by 39.5. the projections to ensuring that the force is properly resourced with people who are -- who are trained and equipped to accomplish their missions and so it's a moderate growth pattern but an important growth pattern to enhance the readiness of the force and to allow us to accomplish the tasks as spelled out in the national defense strategy. >> next slide. the next three slides are some of the major investments in the categories of aircraft, ship building, space, ground munitions, nuclear and missile defense. wet won't go through every line but i would like to highlight a few. for affect of the total 522 aircraft we have in the 'budget request we have 78 f-35s plus a significant resource -- plus significant resources for f-35 more than the case.
and 12 kc 46 appear f 15 kbchlt p for shippabling we are requesting four battle force ships and two unmanned vessels. next slide for space four launch services budgeted under the national security space launch. our ground system sfms include fcht j t in low rate initial production expected to go to full rate production later this year. we have supported maximum production rates for key mu niegss such as the joint direct attack munitions guided multiple launch rocket system and the hell fire missile. switching to nuclear deterrence. we continue our strong investment in all three legs of the triad with a total of $14 billion in the bumt request for this effort. including 3 billion for the b-21 appear 2.2 billion for the columbia. finally a the toemgts of misfeldt defense. defeat. it's important to note that we
searched our middle defense investment in fy appear 19 appear now sustaining the surge while have investing in missile defense efforts and expand new facets of defeat appear defense. i would like to take just a couple much minutes to discuss our oko and molden requests, critical to the budget as a whole we need to support the nds. we have divided our request into three three categories for oko and one for emergency. the first oko category krkt is war requirements. combat supports we -- we expect would fallout continue once the combat operations cease. the second is enduring requirements not moved to the base budget. these are costs for the presence in the middle east, africa and philippines along with the european deterrence initiative. taken together these bins are consistent with the ny 19 enacted oko level. the third bin is oko for base.
base operations support. weapons system support and other readiness efforts funded in part in oco in the past. and finally our emergency funding for mil con with that would support hurricane recovery and continued commitment to the southwest border backup we have new money for the border in our budget to support the president's priority. and to avoid the need for further potential use of 2808. before we conclude i would like to spend a minute on business reform. the department captured $4.7 billion in savings in fy 7 and 8 and is on track to save $6 billion in fy 19. we have promptinged reform savings of 7.7 billion for fy 20. we have also just completed our first full financial statement audit. this was not a box check for us. this was not just about financial management. that was about sieb cyber security, inventory, property management and readiness. also about better data to support management and decision
making. we are aggressively working to correct the finding that is we found and we have already kicked off our 2019 audit. and finally, can't do a budget briefing wutt a pie or a bar. so this is the split of apprehensions on the left side by apprehension and by the right side by military department. we have increased military personnel operation and maintenance and rdt and e and decreasesed procurement to reflect the focus on modernization as part of the nds. on the next slide we have information on where you can find the budget materials. and we're ready to take questions. >> if i can, go with tony. >> tony bertuka inside defense. i want to talk to the 9 pft 2 billion-dollar emergency fund what's hurricane, wall, new money for the wall in you mentioned maybe new money for the wall you don't have to do 2808 can you walk us arthrothat
fund. >> we have 9.289 billion-dollar in the molden fund. the way it's broken is $2 billion for hurricane relief appear recovery both locations. mostly for the marine corps because the air force is doing a refinement of requirements. and we have 3.6 billion -- up to 3.6 billion to back fillny mil con projects we end up having to fund in '20 instead of '19 and $3.6 billion for potential new construction for the border. the reason we have done this is to reflect the fact that we have presidential priority that has a macrofunding level. and we want to get -- help get to the funding level. now, i think as we get to execution as we work with congress through the rest of the budget review cycle we'll see a little bit better how that 7.2 billion breaks out. how much we can execute in fy '19 versus 20. but that's the breakout how we built that part of the budget. >> sorry general do you have anything to add. >> no. >> separately on the f-35,
buying fewer f-35 more the f-15. seems like sustainment cost of the f-35 was a role in this what was the strategy you used to determine it was a better buy? does this mean the department is going to alter posture on the f-35 with regard to how much it wants to spend? >> so i think just first on the -- the tech air mix went the f-15 and, f-18 and 35 and tech air was one of the leadership reviews, really looks a the threat we face and the cost kalgz is and what we need to address different threats. that was the balance between the fourth and fifth generation affect decision made by secretary mattis before he left. and i think, you know, general ierardi can add more about the capabilities we are going for. but we have invested a lot of money into the f-35 modernization.
so we have 78 aircraft and then we've got significant resources for modernizing that aircraft. >> you know, the f-35 remains a critical program for the joint force as we look to the future and the kinds of capabilities we require. the f-15 x provides additional capacity and readiness, especially in the near years to mid-years as we look at the threats and the kinds of combat potential that we need to bring to bear. as the f-35 program and the stockage of aircraft -- aircraft in the fleets continue to grow, the fourth generation fighters and that mix we felt was appropriate to have as we looked at the threat and the kinds of flexibility we required as we went -- going forward. >> thank you. task and purpose. can you talk about why the defense department is ordering fewer jltvs especially for the army in fiscal '0. >> i think i want to defer to the army to talk specifically about the procurement program.
but my understanding is they are on the path to meet the requirement. and they're -- their order this year reflect the requirement. >> okay. and recently the air force chief of staff said that there would be $135 billion in the budget over the fidep for penetrating capabilities. can you talk about where that's reflected here. >> we don't have our fidep budget we have the fy 209 budget here. i think what you see in the increases in the air force budget and actually all service budgets for rdt and e is a reflection of that priority. >> all right. the do you have a question. >> yeah i have a question on oco funding as we know the fight against isis in syria is rolling up and the u.s. forces are pulling out of syria. but we still see the budget allocates 300 monthly million for the syrian recruit training program and $350 million for the security in that country.
can you explain how in will be used? and who the u.s. is going to train as u.s. pulse out and the fight against isis comes to be over. >> i'll start pan let general ierardi comment. i think what you see in the budget is a reflection of, you know, an updated part of the strategy on sort of where we stand in defeating isis but also continued emphasis on our second line of effort, which is our partnerships and alis. and their critical role in, you know, maintaining the gains that we have achieved in that area. >> i think we'll adjust as appropriate as we move forward. as we built in budget it was based on the information at the time. it still is an important part of the overall request. and we'll adjust as necessary. >> tony. >> mismccusker is this budget will be attacked because it's seen -- abusing the oco as a slush fund. this is the phrase that then
representative muffly used in 2016 to describe oco funding, slush fund. can you give us a sense of what your defense is going to be or rationale for use going when you go to the hill. >> two things really. the first and see the oco budget request receives at least as much scrutiny as our budget does. the second piece is we provided the oco request in the three bins with a significant amount of traermtcy. so that congress will have everything that it needs to do its analysis and understand what we have done and why with our oco budget. >> can you tell the world? was in -- did the pentagon come up with this funding mechanism or was in movement mb idea. >> we based the budget on what we needed in whole to support the nds and then received direction on how the budget would be financed from omb. >> germ, a big cyber increase of over like 10 or 15% from last year.
did that reflect some of the new authorities you've got from congress in this year's ndaa to be more offensive on aggressive cyber and push the envelope. >> i think the whole package, the totality of it all is emphasis on the department developing capabilities in cyber. so yes there is certainly a recognition that we need to continue to develop dpablts to stay ahead of our adversaries. and that's what this budget reflects. >> thanks. >> third row backup we. >> previously the u.s. public defendant was inbound described as a national emergency or potentially national emergency. in the interaction with omb was there any idea of planning possibly for the discretionary budget getting squeezed out by interest payments in the future? any concern or planning on the d.od side for that. >> from our presks we've always maintained our watch words of both security appear solvency looking at our requirements and what budget we require to carry out the strategy. and so that's really been, you
know, our way of viewing this. and you know, conversations with omb on the domestic side is based on the domestic requirements. >> thank you. asia today and india globe. my question is how this budget will affect as the fight against terrorism in afghanistan ands are in pakistan. and what is the future in this budget concerning india and u.s.? >> i can only say that the india u.s. relationship is an important one. in budget continues to rourps the necessary activities to krounter violent extremism that the united states will carry out when required. >> abc. going back to tony's point about the oco how do you counter the idea that pushing in $97 billion into oco isn't just a shell game
and goes against the spirit of the bca. >> i mean, again from our perspective we built a budget that is required to carry out the national defense strategy. the decision how to best finance that budget was made by omb and something we followed their direction on. >> but, still, it is law that, you know, you have the budget caps. and yet you make a conscious decision here to shift money into an account that doesn't -- really you're -- i'm looking here for the definition of what you call base. and i don't really find a good definition there that counts towards what traditionally has counted under oco. >> we are submitting the base budget pre-at the bunlt control act level so compliance with the law is what we are doing. and the accounts that we have in oco are accounts that have been funded in full or in part in oco in the past. >> roxanne. >> hi. one quick question.
can you tell us how much funding goes into jedi for 2020? >> for jedi we have 61.9 million. >> and you foresee going aheaded with the program. >> i think the contract thing strategy is something our team is running. we have the funding in the budget for the program. >> and the second one, very quickly, follow up from the previous questions, are you -- are you not concerned at all that you are running a risk of only just getting $545 billion for defense or significantly smaller defense budget because of the gamble it with the okay sfloo. >> i think we're clear on the level of funding required to carry out the national defense strategy. and it will be our job to work through the rest of the cycle to make sure that our requirements are understood. >> thank you. >> aaron meta, defense news. i wanted to ask about the european deterrence initiative which got a 10% cut $600 million
down from where enacted. what's the thinking behind the cut? ? at belief that the russian threat has subsided to the nato allies. >> no. we are continued to be committed to the nato partnership. as you see from the strategy we are very much preparing for great power competition. what you saw last year was significant investment in edi. and part of that was to posture our equipment in that theater. we are now moving into sort of our exercises and the other things we do that in account that with that other -- the mil con and the positioning done and also looking at increased burden sharing. >> as a follow-up, the u.s. peace starting production upon a system that previously would have been banned unthe inf. announced earlier this week. what's the funding stream look like for that in fy 20. >> it's right now inf compliant but we have modernization choices we need to make.
>> there is a system under way. >> aaron. please second time. >> i want to ask back to the oco any strategic thinking what you put in the oco to base account considering congresss's indicated they're not supportive of that? or is it lesser priority sfuf? what type of stuch in the oco to basic account, that 97 oh billion dollars. >> definitely not lesser proirt. what we did is try to be as transparent as possible, and put things in oco that had been funded in full or in part in oco in the past. what you'll see in the money is really o and m and a lot of readiness, the base op support, weapon system sustainment. >> do we plan to get fit up numbers at any point? if we don't what does that say about how the pentagon splaning toward the future. >> i think our fit up numbers are usually classified. so we submit those to congress. and we'll be doing so as we always do. >> thank you. >> yes. sydney free berg breaking
defense. you talk about the 9.6 billion for cyber along side the air, space and maritime domains. if you break it down everything else is procurement and rdt and e. acquisition programs. cyber includes operations. that's not apples to apples comparison. if you look at cyber becoming acquisition in another book it says only 2.8 not 9.6 what's the the delta there. >> if you look in the weapons become that's focused on investment accounts. what we have shone here is our full budget for the cyber activities. and you know, the pillars involved in cyber. so we have skourt, operations, and r & d all included in the 9.6 billion that we gave you. >> so that's not comparable for the air with, maritime, multidomain, land, space, purely acquisition accounts. >> this they are. actually we have given in our brief we have shown the total required for those. if you look in the weapons become you see the lower number
for ground systems bus they do vehicle procurement and investment. what we are showing you is overall in the portfolio what's the ground portfolio look like. >> including oam, associated mill can't even. >> correct. mil con. >> to follow up on marcus's point, the fitup numbers are classified. i don't believe that was the case previous to now. is this a new policy? i'd like to you elaborate. >> it's not a new policy. my understanding is the fit up numbers are classified. and we share those with the hills. >> that's not the way it's been for quite a while. i guess i'll take that for the record. >> let's get back to you on that. >> just to follow up. another question is moving forward in the unmanned systems in the navy a couple of big swings. including the 10 new unmanned large surface combatants. can you talk about the validated requirements for these? where did these come in terms of need for the navy. we don't have a force structure
assessment how the service is planning on reorganizing. how does it count again against the ship building total as far as the osd perspective. >> i'll address some of your question there with respect to the unmanned surface vessels. it's part of a dsh a look to the future in the way that we could operate. and certainly experimentation and force design activities will follow. there are requirements for the department to operate in a more autonomous manner. the navy will begin to fulfill the requirements as we lack at different ways of operating,right. so this is about looking at the future differently than we have looked at the past. that doesn't mean that what we have today is less important or is not critical in the next decade, two decades, even three decades. but it is an acknowledgement that we need to start to consider other whiches of operating to enhance our lethality as our adversaries adapt and change their ways of operating. >> steve. >> steve tremble with aviation
week. on the hypersonic and the 2.6 billi 2.6 billion for the hypersonic. we know of four project. hacksaw, arrow and the newly titled land launch limited operational capability are there other programs in the budget for hypersonic programs and is there any money lrkted for hypersopic defense. >> on on the other programs i think i'll ask you to talk with the services about that. i don't have the details in front of me right now. >> okay. anything on defense? >> and i believe it's included in the missile defense portfolio. i don't have the specifics i'll have to get back to you on that. >> thank you. john harper with national defense magazine. the missile defense review called for beefing up existing capabilities and investing in new capabilities. but in this budget it seems that the prokurmtd and rdt and e in the acquisition portfolio would actually see a decrease in missile defense and defendant. can you explain the seeming discrepancy between sort of the new strategy our outlook versus
what's in the budget. >> i think two things are probably making it appear that which. the first is that we surged our missile defense and defeat capability in '18 and '19 with reprogramming and budget amendment. we are basically maintaining the tail. we are not continuing to maintain what we surged in the years. that brings the program profile down. what you also see is we invested about $1.3 billion in specifically mdr related technologies that are not inside the missile defense agency budget but are part of the missile defense and defeat program. >> and can you explain what some of the technologies are? >> i think i'd rather do that maybe in a different forum. >> the u.s. news. in going back to the question about the european deterrence initiative, the specific language about the money allocated to provide assistance and support to ukraine calls for the replacement of any weapons. does that mean there is no
consideration for new weaponry, lethal. weaponry going to their military? >> i mean, i think for yourng, obviously we will comply with what the law says. i think what we've got is a piece of our eda you know, sort of allocated for those types of initiatives. and they get developed sort of as we move forward in partnership with the state department and others. >> 200 million plus in that account. >> jufrten, inside defense. >> justin. >> the butter request requested money for reforms. can you say where the money is coming from and where you redirect it to. >> the money is already sort of -- will be redirected to our higher priority items. the money is mainly coming from a couple of different areas. we've got some divestments of programs no longer consistent with the -- with the national
defense strategy. you'll see some of that when talk to the services. we have initiatives in the areas of i.t., which is again about cyber security and reform in that area. we have got initiatives in health care which is really about dlifrpg the same quality of health care but doing it smarter and a little bit more efficient. and then we also have a category called category management, which is really about the department being an overall smarter customer how we buy good and services. >> and the higher priority areas -- >> what we have discussed within the budget. >> increase lethalslety of the force. >> with foreign policy. i wanted to follow up on inner a's question. we got a estimate from you guys yesterday saying as part of the u.s. response to russia's violation to the inf treaty, the dod commence treaty compliant research and dwr dwend of ground launch missile skemts in late 2017. can you tell us more about when what is and where that appears
in the budget and what that funding stream looks like? >> i think i'm going to have to take the specifics of that for -- and get back to you. >> you wanted that you're not right now funding non-inf compliant missiles. >> our budget is inf compliant. with you we have some modernization choices we have to make based on what's taking place. >> but that statement made it -- well, says that the f-started in late 2017. >> we didn't do non-inf compliant work in 2017. >> that's correct. >> okay. right but it supports what might be a non-inf compliant missile in the future. >> well there is advanced research that if taken in one direction you know could do one thing could one thing and another direction a flory. we have to make the decisions how we do the modernization. >> thank you travis. tryingman with bloomberg government. you mentioned health care
reforms. does that include eliminating health care billets and kous how many? >> there is really not an elimination of billets. we do a conversion of military to civilian to put the military bullets back into lethality. and that's part of our proposal for this year. >> can you explain what that means? and could you talk about the number you are talking about? >> i think the number is base 15,000 that we are looking at taking from military billets and convert fog civil jan billets but i'd like to get back to you on the specifics. >> i just wanted to ask, what is that 3.6 billion in the emergency funds that is being back filled? what is that going to back fill? >> go ahead. >> and how can congress -- if they don't know the programs, the mil con programs that money is being taken from and then back filled, how can they -- i mean you're requesting money from them for something they don't even know what it's for. >> what we have done is we have
requested the emergency money as part of the army mil con budget and along with that we are requesting a transfer of funds. so once we have definition of the projects that we need to fund in '0 i understand much '19 we brut put that money in theright place. that fidelity will be available as we move through the delivery process. >> when. >> i don't have an estimate on when at this point. >> ryan. >> may i follow up on paul's. ryan brown, cnn. the other 3.6 billion you say is for additional wall construction, there is not a lot of information on that. is that for the counterdrug authority account? what authority would that money be spent with? i'm just a little confused about the nature of that block of money. >> that block of money would be regular mil con as part of what the department requests in mil con. again we requested it. it's part of a emergency fund inside the army with a transfer request so that once we have definition on what mil con projects we need to do we get
the money moved to the right place. >> so the border would be a military construction. border barriers if it was authorized to be a military construction project which hasn't happened yet did you. >> just like normal mil con has to be authorized and appropriated for that purpose. >> time for one more. right in the back here. >> hi, mara with a german press agency. going back to the european deterrent initiative, you mentioned that you're looking at increased burden sharing. what specific upturns are on the table regarding that. >> we are always looking for new whiches to partner with our partners out there. i think when you look at the edi in general it really has five lines of effort. and only one of those efforts -- lines of effort is really decreasing in the fy 'bunlt and that's infrastructure. because we have done a lot of that work to this point. >> that's the military construction side of it that miss mccusker is referring to.
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on c pan. you can listen with the free c-span radio app and see it on c-span.org. >> the 30th anniversary of the exxon valdez oil spill. remember president george h. w. bush and the inventor of the worldwide web this weekend on american history tv. saturday starting at 12:30 p.m. eastern, three programs marking the 30th anniversary of the exxon valdez oil spill, the second largest in the u.s. >> the captain of the ship got on the radio and called the coast guard in valdez immediately and said we are hard aground and evidently leaking some oil. and he said on the radio that he was going to try and rock the boat and get off the reef and proceed, which was a terrifying possibility. the ship was so badly damaged there was a good chance it would sink.
>> sunday at 8:00 p.m. eastern on the presidency. former secretary of state james baker remembers his longtime friend president george h. w. bush. >> i was privileged to serve as his secretary of state for four years. and i was extraordinarily fortunate to serve a wonderful friend and a beautiful human being as we all know. but to serve as secretary of state to a president mo understood that he -- that he had to defend me and protect me even when i was wrong. >> and at 9:00, on the 30th anniversary of the worldwide web, a conversation with the invent are. computer scientist tim berner lee. >> imagine a problem like thousand to solve climate change and the pieces of the problem are fl different piece people's brain they're connected on the internet. can the web be a place? a goal for the web should be a
collaborative played who ever has an idea i can put it in the web. as i wander around the space looking at other people's ideas i can pick them up a collect them together. necessity to be able to link anything to anything you're thinking that i've been thinking this. >> watch american history tv. this weekend on c-span3. >> the c-span bus recently traveled to texas, asking folks, what does it mean to be american? >> to be an american to me means that, you know- dsh we share a sense of camaraderie other places miss sometimes. because while we are 50 different unique states we all come together and say we are american. we can say i'm from wisconsin or i'm from texas. but in the end we're all american. it's that shared bond, i think, that while we are one we are
also individual. and i think that's what makes the united states pretty unique. >> to me, to be american is to really embody the values that we as americans have, our values of freedom, equality, and i feel like sometimes people try to alain themselves too much to one way to be american. but there is like 300 million people living in america and 300 million whiches to be an american. >> what it means to be an moreno to me is specifically citing on our right to protest. i like attending marches and i like to educate myself with different kinds of people seeing the bipartisanship is still possible in 2019. i would say what it means to be american is right to embible, protest and voice ourselves on issues in america today. >> voices from the road, on c-span.