Thursday: Budget Day

By Zachary M. Peterson, Marjorie Censer / May 5, 2009 at 5:00 AM

The Defense Department is slated to unveil its fiscal year 2010 budget request Thursday in a series of briefings, according to a Pentagon source.

Though the date has not been publicly announced, the source says the briefings are tentatively scheduled for midday Thursday. An Office of the Secretary of Defense briefing will be followed by Army, Air Force and Navy sessions.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates early last month announced major decisions in the FY-10 budget but did not provide detailed numbers. On Thursday, DOD is expected to reveal considerably more.