Defense spending constitutes a sizable share of all spending by the federal government, about 18 percent in 2013. CBO analyzes the budgetary effects of proposed legislation related to national security and assesses the cost-effectiveness of current and proposed defense programs. CBO also evaluates federal programs and issues related to veterans.
Jan 2014 - Between 2000 and 2012, the cost of providing health care to service members, retirees, and their families increased by 130 percent (after adjusting for inflation). What approaches might curtail the growth in those costs?
Dec 2013 - The Administration requested $23 billion for nuclear forces in 2014, CBO estimates. With current plans, costs will total about $350 billion over the next 10 years if costs grow at historical rates, CBO projects.
Nov 2013 - CBO projects that DoD’s plans will cost 3.5 percent more to execute through 2018 than DoD estimates. Moreover, the costs of DoD’s plans for 2014 through 2021 would greatly exceed the limits established by the Budget Control Act.
Nov 2013 - CBO periodically issues a compendium of options—this installment presents more than 100—to inform lawmakers about the budgetary effects of ways to reduce the deficit.
Oct 2013 - The total costs of carrying out the Navy’s 2014 shipbuilding plan—an average of $21 billion per year over the next 30 years—would be one-third higher than the funding amounts the Navy has received in recent decades, CBO estimates.
Mar 2013 - The costs of the Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) budget plans through 2021 would be much higher than the funding permitted under the Budget Control Act’s statutory caps. CBO examined four options to cut back on DoD’s forces and activities.
Nov 2012 - For fiscal year 2013, the Department of Defense has requested $150 billion for pay and benefits for current and retired military personnel--more than one-quarter of DoD’s total budget (excluding funding for military operations in Afghanistan).
S. 2124, Support for the Sovereignty, Integrity, Democracy, and Economic Stability of Ukraine Act of 2014cost estimateMarch 13, 2014
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