CBO Begins Posting Narrated Presentations

Posted by
Keith Hall
April 11, 2019

The Congressional Budget Office often publishes the slides from presentations given by its staff members. To make such slides more informative, CBO is beginning to include narration with some of them. The first examples of these narrated presentations involve our most recent 10-year economic forecast and our analysis of the Navy’s 2019 shipbuilding plan.

This presentation of CBO’s economic forecast highlights some of the key findings discussed in The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2019 to 2029. In it, CBO explains the factors underlying its projections of real GDP growth, unemployment, inflation, and interest rates from 2019 through 2029.

This presentation highlights the key findings of CBO’s analysis of the Navy’s latest shipbuilding plan, which called for building a 355-ship fleet. CBO shows that construction costs for that plan would average $28.9 billion (in 2018 dollars) per year over the next 30 years. CBO also illustrates how the Navy, by extending the service life of existing ships, would achieve a fleet of 355 ships by the 2030s.

We are always looking for ways to do things better, including communicating and connecting with our audiences better. If you have any feedback, please email us at communications@cbo.gov.

Keith Hall is CBO’s Director.