What will the budget impact be on DOD?

Pentagon will need to increase offerings for the chopping block, president says

In his April 13 speech outlining plans to trim the federal deficit, President Barack Obama said the Pentagon must redouble efforts in identifying efficiencies and savings, and will work with the White House to re-evaluate military operations.

The agreement to make further cuts after a joint review could help DOD steer its own course of chopping-block action, reports Philip Ewing at DOD Buzz in a report that questioned which major military programs would face cancellation.

Curtailment of weapons programs, and likely an accompanying reduction of forces, might be inevitable, Pentagon officials have suggested.

About the Author

Amber Corrin is a former staff writer for FCW and Defense Systems.

Reader Comments

Tue, Apr 19, 2011

Get rid of all the duplicated agencies within DoD, and where DoD has duplicates of civilian-side agencies. Standardize on ONE supply system and set of regs and SOPs and comm systems DoD-wide. There is LOTS of low-hanging fruit they could pick, and cut the DoD budget by a bunch without hurting mission capability.

Fri, Apr 15, 2011 SeniorTrend Northern VA

Before someone goes off to gut all the major future programs...Be sure to know the future threats and where any future "games" will be played...And how will you get US forces to the party.

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