Analysts' Eyes Turn To Pentagon OCO Spending As Budget Drop Nears

/ January 16, 2015 at 6:33 PM
As the Defense Department prepares to submit its fiscal year 2016 budget request to Congress on Feb. 2 amid the onset of sequestration, close attention is being paid to the amount DOD plans to seek in overseas contingency operations spending, with many analysts expecting that OCO, because it is exempt from congressionally mandated spending caps, could remain a Pentagon safety valve for years to come. Analysts have said they expect the OCO request to be anywhere from $50 billion to...

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