The Trump Administrations March 2017 Defense Budget Proposals: Frequently Asked Questions
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On March 16, 2017, the Trump Administration released two defense budget proposalsa proposal for national defense budget function 050 discretionary spending for fiscal year FY 2018 as part of the Administrations Budget Blueprint for federal spending, and a detailed request for additional FY0217 funding for Department of Defense DOD military activities.1 For FY2017, the Administration is seeking 30 billion for DOD military activities budget subfunction 051 in addition to the amounts requested by the Obama Administration. Of this amount, 24.9 billion is slated for base budget activities and 5.1 billion is associated with Overseas Contingency Operations OCO.2 The Budget Blueprint includes a 603 billion request for national defense budget function 050 discretionary budget authority for FY2018 base budget requirements and 65 billion for OCO. This report addresses several frequently asked questions regarding these proposals.
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