17.953 | Fall 2010 | Graduate

U.S. Budgets for National Security

Related Resources

Budget of the United States Government

Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 Budget of the United States Government

Analytical Perspectives volume includes summary of spending for homeland security

Historical Tables of the Budget

Prior-Year Budgets

Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)

National Defense Budget Estimates for FY 2011 (The Green Book)

  • Historical tables for DoD Spending: by appropriation, by Service, in constant dollars and current dollars; BA, TOA, and Outlays
  • Deflators to convert current to constant dollars

Program acquisition costs by weapon system (not averages, but costs this year)

Procurement Programs (P-1)

Operation and Maintenance Programs (O-1)

Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) Programs (R-1)

Military Personnel Programs (M-1)

Links to Service budgets

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

CBO reports, including economic and budgetary analyses, long-term economic and budgetary outlook, policy reports

U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)

GAO Reports including:

  • A Glossary of Terms Used in the Federal Budget Process, (Washington DC: Government Accountability Office, September 2005) (PDF - 4.7MB)
  • Defense Acquisitions: Assessments of Selected Weapon Programs, March 2010 (PDF - 8.1MB)

Congressional Research Service Reports

Selected reports available at:

Non-governmental organizations studying the budget

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