It’s a question that has dogged the Pentagon ever since it was established as a government agency in 1973, and one that has plagued it ever since.
The Pentagon is a multi-billion dollar enterprise, and while it has a history of building up its own technology and infrastructure, it has also been accused of prioritizing its own projects.
That led to a recent decision to abandon an ambitious solar power project in Alabama, one that would have given a green light to the installation of rooftop solar panels that could have powered nearly a million homes.
The question now is whether the Pentagon will continue its approach to climate change mitigation efforts, or will it take the next step and abandon its goal of meeting its climate change commitments?
A recent analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, commissioned by the U,D.C. Council on Environmental Quality, suggests that the Pentagon is moving away from its previous approach and moving toward a more ambitious, multi-agency approach.
While the Pentagon’s climate change strategy hasn’t changed much since the Bush administration, its focus has shifted toward addressing the growing impacts of climate change.
According to the CBO, the Pentagon plans to spend $2.4 trillion in 2020 to meet its climate goals, a significant amount of which will be directed toward the mitigation of greenhouse gases.
The CBO analysis notes that the budgeted amount for the Defense Department’s greenhouse gas mitigation activities will be greater than that spent by the Department of Energy on carbon capture and sequestration, or CO2 capture and storage.
“The Pentagon has not been able to address the climate challenge through its traditional policies and procedures, and is now shifting to a new, more aggressive approach, which is less focused on environmental issues and more focused on climate change,” the CBO report said.
The Pentagon is currently in the midst of a massive deployment of its newest generation of airborne sensors that will track the movement of weather systems, including the temperature and humidity of the air and its effect on weather.
The sensor-laden planes will be deployed to more than 30 countries across the world in the coming years, according to the Pentagon.
But the Defense Dept. is also working to deploy its sensors and other technologies in more traditional ways.
The Defense Dept has begun developing an entire new set of weather-monitoring technologies for its forces.
The Navy and Air Force have also started using sensors to track the weather.
And in 2017, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) was awarded $6.4 billion to develop an unmanned aerial vehicle that will be able to track precipitation, cloud cover, and precipitation variability on a global scale.
The DOD’s shift to a more integrated approach to managing climate change comes as the U.,D.N.D. is considering a $300 million project to monitor and track the changing climate on the Ural Mountains in Siberia.
But that project, the Urological Cloud Awareness Program, has yet to be fully funded.
The project is a joint effort between the Russian and Ural governments.