CSBA: Pentagon Must Address Downward Trend in Ratio of Procurement to R&D Spending

By Marjorie Censer / August 12, 2009 at 5:00 AM
The Pentagon will face "difficult situations" because of its increased spending on the development of complex systems without enough funding to procure them in sufficient quantities, according to an analyst at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. During a briefing today on the fiscal year 2010 budget, Todd Harrison, a CSBA fellow for budget studies, said the $668 billion designated for the Defense Department -- $538 billion in the base budget and $130 billion in war costs -- "is...

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