- The US Congressional Budget Office put together a presentation [PDF] on DoD’s budget prospects for the next 10 years. They note that not only DoD’s 5-year plan is above sequester caps by $60B-$90B a year, but acquisition, operations & maintenance, and personnel each have their own inflationary momentum that makes the mismatch between Pentagon planning and BCA caps even more acute.
- Likewise, Elana Broitman, acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for manufacturing, is skeptical of optimistic forecasts issued by prime contractors.
- But with the return of an unfunded wishlist to Congress in the soon-coming FY15 President budget request, the focus on the Hill is going to be on unwinding and preempting program cuts, not implementing them.
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