Defense Department Budgets: Analyses of Spending Plans in the Face of Constraints


Emil Johansson (Editor)

Series: Defense, Security and Strategies, Government Procedures and Operations
BISAC: LAW083000

In most years, the Department of Defense (DoD) provides a five-year plan, called the Future Years Defense Program (FYDP), associated with the budget that it submits to Congress. Because decisions made in the near term can have consequences for the defense budget well beyond that period, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) regularly examines the FYDP and projects budgetary impact over several decades. The CBO has produced two projections of the base-budget costs of the DoD’s plans as reflected in the FYDP and other long-term planning documents released by the department. Under either projection, the costs for DoD’s plans would exceed the funding that the department can receive through 2021 under the caps established by the Budget Control Act of 2011. This book presents the results of these projections, wherein the CBO has projected the costs of DoD’s defense plans over the next 18 years, with a focus on gaining a more complete picture of the funding that may be needed for defense planning. (Imprint: Novinka )

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Table of Contents


Approaches for Scaling Back the Defense Department’s Budget Plans
(David Arthur, Congressional Budget Office)

Long-Term Implications of the 2013 Future Years Defense Program
(Congressional Budget Office)


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