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Defense Budget Alert

February 21, 2020 | Daily News

U.S. Central Command is asking Congress for $371 million for "unfunded priorities," most of which would go to purchase MQ-9 unmanned aerial vehicles, which were recently cut to pay for President Trump's wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, according to documents obtained by Inside Defense.

February 21, 2020 | Daily News

The Marine Corps' wish list for fiscal year 2021 comes to $769.8 million, which includes a ground-based anti-ship missile the service hopes to purchase.

February 21, 2020 | Daily News

The chief of U.S. Northern Command has submitted a list of unfunded priorities to Congress seeking additional funds for Arctic communications and radar to counter cruise missiles and drones, according to documents obtained by Inside Defense.

February 20, 2020 | Daily News

The Air Force this week sent Congress a $4.2 billion fiscal year 2021 unfunded priorities list, which includes $1 billion for the Space Force, $1.1 billion to buy 12 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft and about $736 million for facility sustainment efforts.

February 19, 2020 | Daily News

An internal Pentagon review that resulted in $5.7 billion in savings has led to the termination of three classified weapons programs managed by the secretive Strategic Capabilities Office, according to newly released budget documents.

February 19, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department is moving to rein in the Strategic Capabilities Office by slashing the organization's fiscal year 2021 budget to $767 million -- a one-third decrement compared to the SCO's $1.1 billion this year -- in the latest twist in an bureaucratic brawl over the future of the organization.

February 19, 2020 | Daily News

Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly yesterday announced the service would conduct a "Stem-to-Stern Review" of the Navy's programs with the goal of finding $40 billion in savings.

February 18, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon is requesting about $2 billion in fiscal year 2021 for F-35 continuous modernization efforts -- an increase from the FY-20 budget projection as a result of the unforeseen complexity of a major technology refresh effort as well as the planned ramp-up of Block 4 upgrades.

February 13, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department is transferring $3.8 billion from various procurement programs to fund construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a document obtained by Inside Defense.

February 12, 2020 | Daily News

The top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee said today his first look at the Pentagon's fiscal year 2021 budget left him with "heartburn" over several issues, but stressed he supports the overall request.

February 12, 2020 | Daily News

The Air Force today confirmed that its $168.9 billion fiscal year 2021 budget request reallocated $21 billion in legacy investment across the future years defense program to fund "future force capabilities."

February 11, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon's fiscal year 2021 budget request would increase funding the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center as it begins the development and fielding of AI applications for warfighting operations, according to the center's director.

February 11, 2020 | Daily News

The Air Force’s fiscal year 2021 budget proposes a significant scope reduction to a major B-2 upgrade after development problems delayed the program’s initial operational capability target date by two years.

February 11, 2020 | Daily News

The Air Force’s fiscal year 2021 budget request doesn't project the service will meet its optimum fighter aircraft procurement rate of 72 aircraft within the next five years, showing a stagnant F-35 buy-rate of 48 aircraft per year and a gradual increase in F-15EX procurement.

February 11, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department is requesting $6.8 billion in military construction for fiscal year 2021, a $9 billion reduction from the previous year.

February 10, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy plans to purchase fewer battleforce ships in the next five years because that's what it can afford to buy with a flattening defense topline, according to a top service official.

February 10, 2020 | Daily News

The Air Force's $168.9 billion fiscal year 2021 budget request proposes a $4.1 billion realignment across the future years defense program to fund increases in future air and space dominance capabilities through cuts to legacy bombers and tankers, Block 20 and 30 Global Hawks, Guard and Reserve Component A-10s and planned missile procurements. (UPDATED)

February 10, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy plans to retire four Littoral Combat Ships and one Dock Landing Ship early in fiscal year 2021 as the service seeks to keep up with the new National Defense Strategy.

February 10, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department's fiscal year 2021 budget request offers the first comprehensive look at the Space Force budget, which calls for $15.4 billion to fund the new service.

February 10, 2020 | Daily News

The Air Force's $168.9 billion fiscal year 2021 budget request proposes a $4.1 billion realignment across the future years defense program to fund increases in future air and space dominance capabilities through cuts to legacy bombers and tankers, Block 20 and 30 Global Hawks, Guard and Reserve Component A-10s and planned missile procurements.

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