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DoD Urges Congress to Rescind Requirement for Unclassified FYDP Submission

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The Department of Defense (DoD) is asking Congress to cancel the statutory requirement to develop an unclassified version of the Future Years Defense Program, the Federation of American Scientists reported Monday. DoD offers its defense spending estimates for the next five years through FYDP and the Pentagon said it might inadvertently disclose sensitive data through the publication of unclassified FYDP.

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CBO Estimates DoD Spending to Reach $776B by 2034

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.

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Pentagon’s Base-Budget Costs Projected to Climb Through 2033

The Congressional Budget Office projects that the Pentagon’s 2019 Future Years Defense Program is leading to a significant increase in the agency’s base-budget costs into the early 2030's. In a report released Wednesday, CBO said the figure could increase from the agency’s request of $617B for 2019 to $735B in 2033. In April, the Department of Defense released the 2019 FYDP detailing the expectations about the planned costs from 2019 to 2023. 

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Trump May Opt for Emergency Declaration to Fund Border Wall

President Donald Trump has said he may pursue a national emergency to fund the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border should negotiations over spending fail, Federal Times reported Wednesday. “I think we might work a deal and if we don’t, I may go that route. I have the absolute right to do national emergency if I want,” he told reporters Wednesday at the White House.

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Mark Esper: Army Could Free Up $25B to Support Six Modernization Priorities

Army Secretary Mark Esper has said the service has evaluated every activity and program within the “equipping peg” and identified $25B in funds that could be shifted toward its top six priorities for modernization, Defense News reported Monday. The service’s modernization priorities are the next-generation combat vehicle; long-range precision fires; network; soldier lethality; future vertical lift; and air and missile defense.

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CBO Cites Weapons, Military Personnel, Operation & Maintenance Costs as ‘Internal Pressures’ in DoD’s Budget

The Congressional Budget Office has said the increasing costs of weapon systems, operation and maintenance as well as military compensation have become “internal pressures” within the Defense Department’s budget and have “exacerbated” the discrepancy between DoD’s Future Years Defense Program and spending caps in the Budget Control Act. CBO said in a report …

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Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski: US Must Act to Protect Space Assets

A draft of the 2016 defense authorization bill would add national space security to the U.S. Defense Department‘s Major Force Programs, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. Colin Clark writes Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, the U.S. Air Force deputy for acquisition, said DoD and the intelligence community plan to invest in programs …

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