No Budget Monday

/ January 30, 2009 at 5:00 AM

The Defense Department's budget presentation, which usually happens on the first Monday in February, has been postponed. Though this was expected, we decided to check with the good Pentagon press folks just to make sure.

While there won't be a budget briefing on Monday, we might see information in February about a bare-bones kind of defense budget request that would essentially amount to an unveiling of the Office of Management and Budget's topline for the Pentagon, DOD spokesman Cmdr. Darryn James told us.

The detailed defense budget, then, will be presented to the public sometime in April, he said.

-- Sebastian Sprenger