GovCon Expert Jim McAleese Breaks Down $715B Defense Budget Request

A McAleese & Associates report on President Joe Biden’s proposed $715 billion topline budget for the Department of Defense offers a look at how much money will go towards military branches and programs in fiscal year 2022.

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Jim McAleese, founder of McAleese & Associates and three-time Wash100 winner, reported military personnel and operation and maintenance account for the largest portion of the DOD spending proposal.

He noted the request includes $167 billion for Milper programs, up 3 percent from the enacted fiscal 2021 funding level, and $290 billion for O&M, a 2.5 percent increase from FY 2021.

McAleese attributed the 5 percent growth in research, development, test and evaluation appropriations in the defense budget plan to potential investments in programs such as the nuclear triad, hypersonics and long-range strike weapons systems.

The report breaks down how the money from the defense spending proposal would be distributed to the services.

“Among the services, USAF & US Space Force suddenly-spiked ~+4%, (~+$9B), to ~$213B. Navy/USMC grew a respectable ~+2%, (~+$5B), to ~$212B. But Army took a beating, effectively-absorbing a ~-4%, (~-$7.5B), cut on an apples-to-apples basis,” McAleese writes.

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