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Defense Budget Alert

January 24, 2018 | Daily News

The Defense Department, along with the rest of the federal government, will release its fiscal year 2019 budget request on Feb. 12, according to the White House Office of Management and Budget.

January 18, 2018 | Daily News

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has successfully lobbied the White House to increase the Pentagon's fiscal year 2019 base budget by approximately $35 billion to $40 billion, according to government sources and analysts with knowledge of the negotiations.

January 18, 2018 | Daily News

As the Air Force prepares to build a fiscal year 2020 budget request that reflects the priorities of the forthcoming National Defense Strategy, the service this week began a two-month zero-base review of its programs to determine how and whether they help increase lethality against future threats.

January 18, 2018 | Daily News

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said today the Pentagon cannot keep operating under short-term spending bills designed to stave off government shutdowns, though that is exactly what he and other Republicans are scrambling to accomplish before a Friday night deadline.

January 17, 2018 | Daily News

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says his party needs to reach a deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to secure a funding increase for the military in fiscal year 2018.

January 16, 2018 | Daily News

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) said he expects Congress will need to pass another continuing resolution this week to avert a government shutdown Friday, but stressed that every day under a stopgap measure does damage to the Defense Department.

January 10, 2018 | Daily News

As Congress eyes yet another stopgap continuing resolution, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) says the Pentagon may need "flexibility" on the deadline for obligating fiscal year 2018 funds, especially for operations and maintenance.

January 10, 2018 | Daily News

Members of the House Armed Services Committee today praised Pentagon Comptroller David Norquist for embarking on the first-ever full audit of the Defense Department, but acknowledged the task could take years.

January 09, 2018 | Daily News

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with top Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill today, while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said it may be necessary for Congress to pass a fourth stopgap continuing resolution to keep the federal government open beyond a Jan. 19 deadline.

January 05, 2018 | Daily News

The Defense Department, amid continued partisan battles on Capitol Hill, is finalizing several major strategies and reviews that could set the trajectory for new investments in weapons technology and military commitments for years to come.

January 04, 2018 | Daily News

Senate Republicans and Democrats said today talks to raise budget caps and avert a government shutdown remain productive and ongoing, but cautioned that the road to a final compromise remains long.

December 21, 2017 | Daily News

The Pentagon is preparing to release a National Defense Strategy next month the deputy defense secretary says directly informs the fiscal year 2019 budget, set to be released in early February.

December 21, 2017 | Daily News

The Defense Department has submitted to Congress a list of 56 new-start acquisition programs and 25 production-rate increases to be considered "anomalies" and granted funding exemptions under a new stopgap continuing resolution, according to a document obtained by Inside Defense.

December 20, 2017 | Daily News

Senior House and Senate lawmakers are eyeing another extension to a stopgap continuing resolution that would prevent a government shutdown at midnight Friday, but much remains unclear, especially for a defense spending bill caught in the middle.

December 20, 2017 | Daily News

Senior House and Senate lawmakers are eyeing another extension to a stopgap continuing resolution that would prevent a government shutdown at midnight Friday, but much remains unclear, especially for a defense spending bill caught in the middle.

December 19, 2017 | Daily News

The latest defense policy law modifies a fund used to pre-order weapons for foreign allies by lifting a restriction that limited the account to purchases of precision-guided munitions in fiscal year 2017.

December 12, 2017 | Daily News

President Trump today signed the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act into law, further intensifying partisan budget talks on Capitol Hill over defense spending.

December 08, 2017 | Daily News

The Defense Department will continue to use its controversial Overseas Contingency Operations account to fund the $4.5 billion European Reassurance Initiative, despite a recommendation from the Government Accountability Office that the Pentagon move ERI spending into its more stable base budget.

December 08, 2017 | Daily News

With Congress poised to pass tax reform legislation that could grow the federal deficit, some analysts and experts say they expect defense spending to face new constraints.

December 07, 2017 | Daily News

The Defense Department is preparing for a government shutdown Friday, an event senior Pentagon officials say would halt pay for U.S. soldiers, damage military readiness and disrupt key defense contracts.

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