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Defense Budget Alert

March 15, 2019 | Daily News

The Army's $182.3 billion fiscal year 2020 budget request would advance key service priorities through new research and development projects, including funding for contract awards supporting the Next Generation Combat Vehicle program and completion of the initial design phase for a major helicopter replacement program.

March 14, 2019 | Daily News

Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan sought to defend the Pentagon's fiscal year 2020 budget on Capitol Hill today as senators cited the Defense Department for misusing its Overseas Contingency Operations account to circumvent statutory spending caps.

March 14, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force is seeking to expand its missile inventory and hypersonics research, according to its fiscal year 2020 defense budget request.

March 14, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy's fiscal year 2020 budget confirms the lead ship procurement cost for the service's next-generation frigate will be $1.3 billion, a figure that is slightly higher than previous projections stated by Navy officials.

March 14, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force's fiscal year 2020 budget proposes a flat F-35 procurement rate that would buy 48 jets per year across the future years defense program -- a reduction the service plans to offset by purchasing 80 Boeing-made F-15EX aircraft over that same period.

March 13, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force is seeking to expand its missile inventory and hypersonics research, according to its fiscal year 2020 defense budget request.

March 13, 2019 | Daily News

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) said today he favors a $733 billion topline for defense spending, less than the $750 billion requested by the White House this week.

March 13, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy's fiscal year 2020 budget confirms the lead ship procurement cost for the service's next-generation frigate will be $1.3 billion, a figure that is slightly higher than previous projections stated by Navy officials.

March 13, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon's fiscal year 2020 budget request includes a $9.2 billion "emergency fund" for military construction -- most of which is for a new wall on the southern border -- as well as funds to "backfill" projects being deferred to build the wall and funds for hurricane recovery.

March 13, 2019 | Daily News

The Army is requesting about $183 billion in fiscal year 2020, and the Defense Department is adding to that request $9 billion in military construction funding that could potentially finance construction of a southern border wall, according to a service official.

March 13, 2019 | Daily News

Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan is angling to become permanent Pentagon chief, with his closest supporters highlighting his role in key areas, like navigating internal politics to deliver a final Space Force proposal, helping to engineer billions in budget increases and working to pivot President Trump away from planned troop withdrawals in the Middle East that had initially alarmed military leaders.

March 13, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon’s fiscal year 2020 budget request assumes the Defense Department will shift $7.7 billion saved through various reform efforts, including divesting legacy weapon systems, with the money going toward high-priority “lethality” investments.

March 13, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon's fiscal year 2020 five-year spending plan includes $10.5 billion to accelerate development and prototyping of hypersonic capabilities, a "significant" increase over prior plans. The move reflects a new policy goal of establishing U.S. military battlefield dominance by 2028, achieved in part by fielding a family of land-, sea-, and air-launched hypersonic weapons.

March 13, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon's fiscal year 2020 five-year spending plan includes $10.5 billion to accelerate development and prototyping of hypersonic capabilities, a "significant" increase over prior plans. The move reflects a new policy goal of establishing U.S. military battlefield dominance by 2028, achieved in part by fielding a family of land-, sea-, and air-launched hypersonic weapons.

March 13, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy's new force-structure assessment, slated for release later this year, will "validate" the service's decision to retire a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier early, according to the Navy's deputy assistant secretary for budget.

March 13, 2019 | Daily News

The Army's cross-functional teams in charge of managing the service's modernization priorities under Futures Command would get a total of $5.4 billion in research, development, test and evaluation funding the service has requested for fiscal year 2020, with some programs gaining significant boosts over what the service projected last year.

March 12, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force's fiscal year 2020 budget proposes a flat F-35 procurement rate that would buy 48 jets per year across the future years defense program -- a reduction the service plans to offset by purchasing 80 Boeing-made F-15EX aircraft over that same period.

March 12, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy's new fiscal year 2020 budget request incorporates $454 million for improvements to the service's public shipyards, and $2.7 billion programmed throughout the future years defense program for those purposes, according to a top Navy budget official.

March 12, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon's fiscal year 2020 budget request includes a $9.2 billion "emergency fund" for military construction -- most of which is for a new wall on the southern border -- as well as funds to "backfill" projects being deferred to build the wall and funds for hurricane recovery.

March 12, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon’s fiscal year 2020 budget request assumes the Defense Department will shift $7.7 billion saved through various reform efforts, including divesting legacy weapon systems, with the money going toward high-priority “lethality” investments.

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