The Challenge of Predicting Future Defense Spending
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BREAKING: Biden Proposes $715 Billion Pentagon Budget for 2022By Jon HarperPresident Joe Biden is requesting $715 billion for the Defense Department in fiscal year 2022, and a total of $753 billion for national defense programs, according to a budget outline released by the White House April 9.
JUST IN: Army Anticipates Boost in Funding for Arctic Equipment (Updated)By Mandy MayfieldAs the Army works to implement its new arctic strategy, it anticipates receiving additional funding in the comping years for equipment necessary to regain dominance in the region, a service official said March 17.
Mattis Pushes Back Against Potential Budget Cuts Floated by TrumpBy Jon HarperDuring a high profile speech Dec. 1, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis took aim at a White House suggestion to cut the Pentagon budget. Defense officials have been building a $733 billion budget request for fiscal year 2020, but in recent weeks President Donald Trump has tasked department officials to put together a $700 billion fiscal blueprint. That would be 4.5 percent less than Pentagon brass had hoped for.
Air Force Budget Would Eliminate JSTARS Recap, Boost R&D SpendingBy Vivienne MachiThe Air Force’s fiscal year 2019 budget request keeps most procurement efforts on track, but deals a potential setback to industry by cutting a major acquisition program.
Lawmakers, Pentagon Officials Warn of 'Corrosive' Effects of Continuing Resolution (UPDATED)By Vivienne MachiThe consequences of unstable budget processes have created challenges across the U.S military that can no longer go unnoticed.
Services' List of Unfunded Priorities Sent to Capitol HillBy Jon HarperThe military departments have submitted a list of priorities that were not funded in the president’s fiscal year 2018 budget request. But lawmakers are unlikely to give them additional money.
Pentagon Examining Options for Space-Based Missile InterceptorsBy Jon HarperThe Defense Department has been analyzing concepts for basing ballistic missile interceptors in space.
Air Force Seeks Big Funding Boost for Space CapabilitiesBy Jon HarperThe Air Force wants a boost in funding for its space portfolio as potential adversaries advance their counter-space capabilities.