CSBA: FY-04 Classified Spending Could Be Highest Since 1998

By Dan Dupont / June 30, 2003 at 5:00 AM
The fiscal year 2004 defense budget request contains $23.2 billion in funding for classified programs, the highest level since FY-98, according to the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. CSBA's Steven Kosiak, in a June 23 paper, says the $23.2 billion figure represents 17 percent of the request, which is being debated on Capitol Hill. The total includes $11.3 billion for procurement and $11.8 billion for research and development -- "16 percent and 19 percent, respectively, of the total funding...

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