Federal News Network: Army says it must hold on to medical research facilities to protect soldiers from disease

“The Army says it will continue working with Congress to hold on to some of the medical infrastructure the Defense Health Agency is supposed to assume control of by 2022.”

“The Army wants to maintain control of medical research institutions that are of specific importance to the service while also divesting medical infrastructure that is not Army-focused, said Bruce Jette, assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology.”

“The 2019 defense authorization act requires the Army hand over its Medical Research and Materiel Command and merge it into the Defense Health Agency.”

“The Army’s newest argument for clinging to its medical arm is…” Read the full article here.

Source: Army says it must hold on to medical research facilities to protect soldiers from disease – By Scott Maucione, January 10, 2019. Federal News Network.

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