Inside the Navy - July 17, 2017

OMB seeks FY-19 proposals with potential 5 percent increase

July 14, 2017 |
Jason Sherman
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The White House budget office has directed all department and agency heads to draw up plans for spending increases in fiscal year 2019 for activities that "fill a clear federal role" by preparing budget proposals that include options for a 5 percent increase above FY-18 forecasted levels, a change that could lift the Pentagon's base budget to $616 billion in FY-19, a $29 billion boost. The Trump administration's FY-18 Pentagon spending request -- $574 billion for the base budget --...

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