The Department of Defense (DoD) requested $535 billion in funding for 2013—a 1 percent increase over its 2012 funding— not including the cost of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. CBO analyzes the budgetary implications of DoD's defense plans, including military personnel, weapon systems, and operations.
Apr 2013 - CBO compares the Army’s plan for the GCV with four options and finds that, although no option would meet all of the Army’s goals, all are likely to be less costly and pose a smaller risk of delay than CBO expects for the Army’s plan.
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).
Jul 2012 - CBO projects that DoD’s plans will cost $123 billion, or 5 percent, more to execute through 2017 than DoD estimates. CBO also projects that the cost of DoD’s plans will exceed the limits established in the Budget Control Act.
Jul 2012 - The Navy’s 30-year shipbuilding plan calls for purchasing 268 ships through 2042. CBO finds that the plan would fall short of the Navy’s goals for some types of ships. The plan would also cost an average of $22 billion per year (in 2012 dollars), much more than the Navy has received in recent years.
Jun 2012 - Cost estimate for the bill as reported by the Senate Committee on Armed Services on June 4, 2012
May 2012 - Cost estimate for the bill as reported by the House Committee on Armed Services on May 11, 2012
- cost estimateJune 11, 2013
- cost estimateJune 7, 2013
- working paperMay 7, 2013
- blog postApril 17, 2013
- graphicApril 17, 2013
- reportApril 2, 2013
- reportMarch 18, 2013
H.R. 933, the Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013cost estimateMarch 4, 2013
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