DOD Eyes $12 Billion Procurement Boost as Part of $57 Billion FY-10 Increase

By Jason Sherman / July 31, 2008 at 5:00 AM
The Defense Department plans to increase its procurement accounts by as much as $12 billion in fiscal year 2010 -- a hike that would include accelerating purchases of Joint Strike Fighter aircraft -- and is weighing how to spread an another $45 billion across other parts of the budget request, according to military officials. The Office of the Secretary of Defense has identified four areas where it plans to allocate as much as $57 billion more to the FY-10 budget...

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