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GovCon Expert Jim McAleese Details Components of $850B FY25 Defense Budget Request

A McAleese & Associates report on President Joe Biden’s proposed $850 billion budget for the Department of Defense offers a look at how much funding will go to service branches and programs in fiscal year 2025.

Jim McAleese, founder of McAleese & Associates and a three-time Wash100 winner, reported that the Department of the Air Force, which consists of the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force, requested $118.1 billion for USAF, $29.4 billion for USSF and $45.1 billion for “intelligence pass-through” programs in FY 2025.

According to McAleese, the Department of the Navy proposed a budget of $257.6 billion for FY 2025, reflecting a 1 percent increase from FY 2024. The U.S. Navy’s budget request is $203.9 billion, while the proposed budget of the U.S. Marine Corps for the next fiscal year is $53.7 billion.

The GovCon Expert noted that the U.S. Army’s FY 2025 budget request is $185.8 billion.

McAleese said DOD requested $167.5 billion for procurement efforts, $143.2 billion for research, development, test and evaluation account and $339.6 billion for operation and maintenance appropriations in fiscal year 2025.

Overall, the total funding request for DOD in FY 2025 reflects a 14 percent growth from the department’s enacted 2022 funding level.

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