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Defense Budget

February 2014
Compiled by Bibliography Branch
Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center
Maxwell AFB, AL

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Search Terms

Appropriations and Expenditures
Armed Forces
Budget Cuts
Budget Deficits
Budget Process

Debts, Public
Defense Spending
Federal Budget
Resource Allocation
Spending Policy

Useful MSFRIC Databases

Congressional Publications (ProQuest)
Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)

IHS Jane's
Lancaster Index

To access MSFRIC's complete list of databases, click here.


Air Force Financial Management & Comptroller
Army Financial Management
Budget and Resources, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
Budget Formulation and Presentation (DoD Financial Management Regulation 7000.14-R)
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
Congressional Budget Office-Defense Budget
Department of the Navy Budget Materials
DoD Defense Appropriations Laws. Pentagon Library
DTIC Online Budget and Planning
Heritage Foundation
How Congress Works: The Budget Process

National Defense Budget Estimates for FY 2014 (Green Book)
New York Times. Defense Budget
Office of Management and Budget. Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2014. U.S. Government Printing Office
Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller). DoD Budget Request
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)
Policy Basics: Introduction to the Federal Budget Process. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Research and Development Descriptive Summaries (RDDS). Air Force Program Elements for FY2014
The U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee
The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Budget
The U.S. Senate Budget Committee
The U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations

Relevant MSFRIC Journals & Magazines

Recent Books & Documents

Johnson, Stuart E and others.  A Strategy-Based Framework for Accommodating Reductions in the Defense Budget.  Santa Monica, CA, RAND, 2012.  46 p. (RAND Corporation occasional paper series; OP-379-OSD)
Book call no.: 355.622973 S898

Jones, L. R. and others.  Financing National Defense: Policy and Process.  Charlotte, NC, Information Age Pub, 2012.  489 p. (Research in public management)
Book call no.: 355.622973 J77f

Lostumbo, Michael and others.  Overseas Basing of U.S. Military Forces: An Assessment of Relative Costs and Strategic Benefits.  Santa Monica, CA, RAND, 2013.  438 p. (RAND research report series)
Book call no.: 355.70973 L881o

Mercer, Walter L.  Sustaining the National Guard as an Operational Force.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2010.  26 p. (USAWC strategy research project)
Doc. call no.: M-U 39080-537 M554s

Mills, Patrick and others.  A Cost Analysis of the U.S. Air Force Overseas Posture: Informing Strategic Choices.  Santa Monica, CA, RAND, 2013.  40 p. (Research report; RR-150-AF)
Book call no.: 358.41621 M657c

O'Hanlon, Michael E.  Healing the Wounded Giant: Maintaining Military Preeminence While Cutting the Defense Budget.  Washington, Brookings Institution Press, 2013.  100 p.
Book call no.: 355.033573 O36h

Talaber, Adam and others.  Long-Term Implications of the 2013 Future Years Defense Program.  Washington, Congressional Budget Office, 2013.  42 p.
Book call no.: 355.622973 L8482 2013

Tyszkiewicz, Mary T. and Daggett, Stephen.  A Defense Budget Primer.  Washington, CRS, December 9, 1998.  66 p.  (CRS report for Congress, RL30002)
Doc. call no.: M-U 42953-1 no.98-RL30002

United States.  Congress.  House.  Rethinking Our Defense Budget: Achieving National Security Through Sustainable Spending.  Hearing Before the Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, 111th Congress, 2nd Session, July 20, 2010. Washington, U.S. Government Printing Office, 2011.  99 p.
Book call no.: 355.622973 U582rb

United States.  Congress.  House.  Committee on the Budget.  Compilation of Laws and Rules Relating to the Congressional Budget Process: As Amended through August 3, 2012.  Washington, U.S. Government Printing Office, August 2012.  366 p. (Serial no. CP-3)
Book call no.: 343.73034 U581c 2012

More books and documents on:  "United States - Defense - Budget"    "United States - Defense - Spending"    "Armed Forces - Appropriations and Expenditures - Defense"

Recent Articles

Anderson, Guy and Malenic, Marina.  Fiscal Cliff Avoided, but Major Challenges Remain.  IHS Jane's Defence Weekly  50:21  January 9, 2013.

Burgess, Richard R.  Spending vs. Strategy Sea Power  56:10-13  June 2013.

Copley, Gregory R.  Re-Thinking Intelligence in an Age of Budget Decline Defense & Foreign Affairs Strategic Policy  40:4-7+  October 2012.

Defense Budget at a Glance.  Air Force Magazine  Varies, usually May-July.

Howard, Ryan A.  Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreements in an Era of Fiscal Austerity The Army Lawyer  10:26-37  October 2013.

Kratz, Lou.  As Spending Comes Down, Strategic Choices Needed National Defense  98:22-24  August 2013.

Ricks, Markeshia.  Cut PME, Save Money Air Force Times  73:14-15  May 27, 2013.

Tilghman, Andrew.  Guard and Reserve Units Fight for Funds Amid Budget Cuts Air Force Times  74:6  September 16, 2013.

Williams, Cindy.  Accepting Austerity Foreign Affairs  92:54-64  November-December 2013.

Air University Research

Defense Budget Funding
Defense Budget Spending

Defense Budget Acquisition


Daggett, Stephen and Towell, Pat.  FY2013 Defense Budget Request: Overview and Context.  Washington, CRS, April 20, 2012.  20 p. (CRS report for Congress, R42489) 

Feickert, Andrew and Daggett, Stephen.  A Historical Perspective on "Hollow Forces".   Washington, CRS, January 31, 2012.  19 p. (CRS report for Congress, R42334) 

Friedman, Benjamin H. and Preble, Christopher.  A Plan to Cut Military Spending.  CATO Institute, November 2010.

Heniff, Bill, Jr.  Introduction to the Federal Budget Process.  Washington, CRS, December 2, 2010.  29 p.

Saturno, James.  The Congressional Budget Process: A Brief Overview.  Washington, CRS, August 22, 2011.  7 p. (CRS report for Congress)

United States.  Department of Defense.  Defense Budget Priorities and Choices-Fiscal Year 2014.  Washington, April 2013.  32 p.

Walker, Dinah.  Trends in U.S. Military Spending.  Council on Foreign Relations, July 30, 2013.

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