• Budget Growth Flattens out Following Big Bump

    Budget Growth Flattens out Following Big Bump0

    Last week’s two-year spending deal will inject an extra $165 billion in DOD’s fiscal 2018 and 2019 base budgets, amounting to almost 10 percent growth in the department’s topline over FY 2017. Growth in the Pentagon’s future years defense program (FYDP) would be much more modest, however, with some accounts projected to decline slightly through

  • Pentagon Leaves BRAC Request out of Budget Proposal

    Pentagon Leaves BRAC Request out of Budget Proposal0

    For the first time in six years, the Defense Department is not asking lawmakers for permission to launch a new round of base closures as part of its annual budget request. The move comes as Congress has vociferously rejected past requests for a host of reasons, including the 2005 round’s failure to meet its cost

  • DoD Request Emphasizes Facilities Investment

    DoD Request Emphasizes Facilities Investment0

    Facilities maintenance has taken a particularly hard hit over the past five years as the department has attempted to mitigate the effect of stringent spending constraints. To make up for the shortfall, the fiscal 2019 base budget proposal calls for spending $10.5 billion on facilities investment compared to last year’s budget request, representing a 7