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Report: Trump’s Proposed Fiscal 2018 Defense Budget Would Fund 9 Combat Ships

President Donald Trump’s budget blueprint for fiscal 2018 would allocate $603 billion in funds for defense, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. Government officials told Bloomberg that the proposed defense budget would appropriate funds for the acquisition of nine warships that include the addition of one DDG-51 Flight III guided-missile destroyer ship built by Huntington …

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CBO: No Sequestration Required for Fiscal 2017

The Congressional Budget Office has said sequestration is not necessary for fiscal year 2017 because appropriations for defense and nondefense initiatives are respectively equivalent to the $634 billion and $553.6 billion adjusted caps on discretionary budget authority for the year. CBO said in the May 2017 report adjustments to discretionary budget limits for 2017 …

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DoD, ODNI Revise Fiscal 2017 Budget Requests for Military, National Intelligence Programs

The Defense Department and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence have released updated budget requests of $18.5 billion and $54.9 billion for their respective intelligence programs through the end of fiscal year 2017. DoD said Tuesday the revised top-line amount it proposes for the Military Intelligence Program includes base and overseas …

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