• 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

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  • Modest Growth in End Strength Would Continue Under FY’19 Plan

    Modest Growth in End Strength Would Continue Under FY’19 Plan0

    The extra spending afforded by last week’s budget deal will pay for the increases in active end strength mandated under the fiscal 2018 defense authorization bill, a boost of 16,600 service members. That growth would continue under the fiscal 2019 budget request that Pentagon officials unveiled Monday, funding over 14,000 additional active-duty personnel. Under the

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  • Defense Spending Bump Unlikely to Continue in out Years, Analyst Says

    Defense Spending Bump Unlikely to Continue in out Years, Analyst Says0

    With the latest budget deal adding $500 billion in new spending over two years and last year’s GOP tax bill expanding the nation’s debt by more than $1 trillion over a decade, DOD’s spending projections beyond fiscal 2019 likely will show little or no growth above inflation, says Mackenzie Eaglen, a resident fellow at the

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