US DoD To Start Detailing Budget Jan. 26
The U.S. Defense Department will start providing details of its much anticipated 2013 budget proposal on Jan. 26. “A week from now, we&...
The U.S. Defense Department will start providing details of its much anticipated 2013 budget proposal on Jan. 26.
“A week from now, we're going to start rolling this thing out,” Adm. James Winnefeld, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said on Jan. 19 at the Pentagon.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has been expected to provide some details about DoD's budget request in advance of the official release, which is traditionally the first Monday in February.
Winnefeld's comments - which cane during a Defense Business Board meeting — are the first confirming next week's announcement.
Last year, then-Defense Secretary Robert Gates held a similar briefing in advance of the official budget release, where he discussed major changes in defense spending and priorities.
The Pentagon's 2013 budget will detail the first half of a 10-year effort to cut $487 billion in planned spending.
Earlier this month, DoD rolled out a new comprehensive military strategy designed to guide the planned spending cuts.