Short Take: DOD Keeps on Spending
September 21, 2015
By: Lindsay Simmons
The FY16 DOD budget request represents a 4% increase over last year’s budget. But FY16 will be the first year where DOD’s spending will be subject to budgetary caps. That is, DOD has to make certain its spending does not exceed the caps, failing which it will trigger mandatory cuts.
At this point it looks like DOD plans to increase its investment in three important areas: (i) cybersecurity (e.g., data protection and identity management), (ii) information sharing and interoperability (e.g., cloud services and voice/video/data converged in the cloud), and (iii) operational visibility (e.g., battle space awareness systems).
DOD contractors can take some comfort in the continuing growth of DOD’s spending:
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