Kevin Scheid, the Pentagon's deputy comptroller , said today he expects the fiscal year 2010 defense budget request to be released on April 20 or April 21.
But: He stressed that no date is certain. So keep that in mind.
UPDATE: Scheid also said that what's released for FY-10 in April will include "placeholders" for outyear spending, no doubt because the new administration wants more time to figure out what it wants to do.
And: A source writes in to say that by March 31, all defense budget numbers are to be "locked."
-- Dan Dupont