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Continuing Resolution Fears? OCO’s Ugly But It Might Work

The Trump administration proposed to add $30 billion to defense ($25 billion to the base, plus $5 billion for additional war requirements), but uber-deficit hawk Michael Mulvaney, the new director of the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB), required that half the defense increase be paid for by offsets to domestic programs. The result is a standoff: deficit hawks vs. defense hawks vs. most Democrats and the BCA hanging over all.

Defense Acquisition Trends, 2016

This report is the second in an annual series examining trends in what the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is buying, how DoD is buying it, and from whom DoD is buying.

Analytics: DoD Contracting by Area

Gain a better understanding of the Department of Defense acquisition landscape in minutes with this publicly available tool from CSIS that examines contracts by area.

Analytics: DoD Contracting by Customer

Gain a better understanding of the Department of Defense acquisition landscape in minutes with this publicly available tool from CSIS that examines contracts by customer.

Analytics: DoD Contracting by Contract Type

Gain a better understanding of the Department of Defense acquisition landscape in minutes with this publicly available tool from CSIS that examines contracts by contract type.

Analytics: DoD Contracting by Competition Level

Gain a better understanding of the Department of Defense acquisition landscape in minutes with this publicly available tool from CSIS that examines contracts by competition level.

Analytics: DoD Contracting by Platform Portfolio

Gain a better understanding of the Department of Defense acquisition landscape in minutes with this publicly available tool from CSIS that examines contracts by platform portfolio.

Analytics: DoD Contracting by Vendor Size

Gain a better understanding of the Department of Defense acquisition landscape in minutes with this publicly available tool from CSIS that examines contracts by vendor size.

Analytics: Defense Acquisition Trends

Gain a better understanding of the Department of Defense acquisition landscape in minutes with this publicly available tool from CSIS that examines contracts by major area (research and development, services, and products).

The art of the defense budget deal

President Trump has an opportunity to insert new ideas into this debate that could break the stalemate, demonstrate his deal-making skills, and provide the Defense Department with the additional funding he promised.