Tag Archives: congressional budget office

CBO: Pandemic Pushes US Budget Deficit to $3T in Fiscal 2020

Federal Budget

The federal budget deficit for the 2020 fiscal year ended on Sept. 30th reached $3.1 trillion, more than three times higher than the prior-year period’s shortfall, according to a new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report. According to CBO, receipts from payroll taxes, the second largest source of revenues, saw a five percent increase. 

Read More »

CBO: Navy’s Future FFG(X) Fleet Would Cost $12.3B in 2020

FFG X Fleet

A new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report says that the cost of the U.S. Navy’s future fleet of 10 FFG(X) frigates could total $12.3 billion or $1.2 billion per ship in 2020. That amount represents a 40 percent increase from the service branch’s estimate of $8.7 billion or $870 million per ship.

Read More »

CBO: Nuclear Forces Expansion in Response to New START Pact’s Expiration Could Cost DoD Up to $439B

Nuclear Forces Expansion

A new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report says the Department of Defense (DoD) could incur $410 billion to $439 billion in onetime costs if the U.S. government decides to expand its strategic nuclear forces to the START I treaty levels in response to the expiration of the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia.

Read More »

CBO: DHS Requires $44M for Proposed Bug Bounty Program

blank

The Congressional Budget Office said the Department of Homeland Security's potential bug bounty program would require $44M to implement, Fedscoop reported Monday. A proposed bill, known as the Cybersecurity Vulnerability Remediation Act, would task DHS to gather bug information via a bounty program.

Read More »

CBO Estimates DoD Spending to Reach $776B by 2034

blank

The Congressional Budget Office released a report stating that the Department of Defense’s projected $718B spending from 2020 to 2024 would increase to $776B or 13 percent by 2034. CBO assessed DoD’s Future Years Defense Program which includes the department’s projected costs for programs within a five-year period.

Read More »

CBO Predicts Pentagon May Spend More on Space Force Than Reported

blank

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the federal government may spend up to $3 billion in taxpayer money and add $1.3 billion to the Pentagon’s annual budget to establish and run President Trump’s proposed Space Force. The figure comes from CBO’s newly-released analysis of the personnel requirements and costs of proposed military space organizations. Defense officials have said the Space Force would cost nearly $2 billion over the next five years and require $500 million annually to operate. 

Read More »