Tag Archives: Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

Marine Corps Looks to Buy MQ-9 Reapers to Take New Missions

The U.S. Marine Corps wants to make the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial systems permanent in its inventory through President Trump’s fiscal year 2020 budget proposal, National Defense Magazine reported Friday. The service requested $117 million in funding to buy three Reapers in the coming year and additional three for fiscal year 2021.

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Report: Navy’s Amphibious Shipbuilding Efforts Get Funding Boost in FY 2019 Minibus Spending Bill

The U.S. Navy would get $350M in fiscal 2019 funds to acquire a variant of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock under a minibus spending measure that passed the Senate on Tuesday, Defense News reported Friday. The LPD-17 Flight II ship is designed to replace legacy dock-landing vessels used to launch amphibious vehicles onto the shore and helicopters.

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Congress Forms National Defense Strategy Advisory Panel

Congress has established a 12-member advisory committee that will be responsible for the assessment of the country’s defense strategy that covers force structure, missions, risks and force posture, Defense News reported Friday. The House and Senate armed services panels formed the Commission on the National Defense Strategy for the U.S. …

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Reports: US, UK, Norway Eye Trilateral Partnership on P-8A Operations

The governments of U.S., U.K. and Norway have agreed to establish a trilateral partnership on the operation of Boeing-built P-8A maritime patrol aircraft, Defense News reported Monday. The Defense Department said the three countries have formed a statement of intent to create guiding principles for a trilateral P-8A coalition and lay down a …

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Thomas Mahnken to Join CSBA as President, CEO

Thomas Mahnken, the current Jerome E. Levy Chair of Economic Geography and National Security at the U.S. Naval War College, will join the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments as president and CEO by March 2016. He succeeds Andrew Krepinevich, who founded and has led CSBA since 1993, the Washington-based …

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Todd Harrison: Defense Spending Drop Could Total $1T over 10 Years

Todd Harrison, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, has projected the defense spending drop to reach $1 trillion over 10 years if sequestration stays in place, Government Executive reported Thursday. He estimated the gap between the military’s budget and its long-term requirements based on the Pentagon’s 2012 …

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Todd Harrison: Defense Procurements Could Fall to $62B Per Year

A Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments analyst predicts that defense budget may drop as much as $415 billion if sequestration remains in place over the next decade, Aviation Week reported Friday. Michael Bruno writes CSBA defense analyst Todd Harrison said Thursday that the military’s authorized procurement would fall to …

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Report: Army Fears Budget Cuts Could Cripple War Preparedness

The U.S. Army fears the continuing budget cuts could hamper its ability to respond to a major war, USA Today reported Thursday. Tom Vanden Brook writes the Army assessed its strategies and resources as part of the Defense Department‘s Quadrennial Defense Review process. Army officials presented a report to Deputy …

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Contractors Watch Congress as Shutdown Deadline Fast Approaches

The high probability of a government shutdown if Congress and the White House do not reach a funding deal has contractors preparing for potential ramifications on on their businesses,  Politico reported Monday. Leigh Munsil writes contractors would not able to communicate with many government employees during the shutdown, if it …

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