FY22 Defense budget breakdown

Army, Air Force, and Navy-Marine Corps budget and contracting priorities

2022 defense budget breakdown

The Department of Defense’s discretionary budget authority for fiscal year 2022 is $722 billion – an increase of $17 billion from FY21. Bloomberg Government forecasts that the contract obligations will come in around $535 billion. The Biden Administration has requested $737 billion for DOD in FY23.

U.S. Defense spending by year

Total defense spending for contractors over the past five years (2018 – 2021):

  • 2021 – $408.2 Billion
  • 2020 – $448.7 Billion
  • 2019 – $404.5 Billion
  • 2018 – $373.5 Billion
U.S. defense spending by year for contractors bar chart

Caption – U.S. defense spending by year for contractors

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How and where DOD spends its contracting dollars

2022 Projected defense spending markets by category management

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  • Aircraft – $72.7 billion
  • Construction Related Services – $40.5 billion
  • Ships and Submarines – $39.3 billion
  • Systems Development – $32 billion
  • Guided Missiles – $31.9 billion
  • Facility Related Services – $28.6 billion
  • Engines, Components & Spt Eq – $27.9 billion
  • Technical and Engineering Services (non-IT) – $24.3 billion
  • Management Advisory Services – $21.1 billion
  • IT Applications – $20.2 billion

Top department of defense contract vehicles for last five years and their spending amount

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  • F-35 JSF production lot 12 – $33.4 billion
  • TRICARE East Region (2016-2022) – $26.1 billion
  • DLA Direct Delivery Fuels program – $22.6 billion
  • SeaPort Enhanced – $20.5 billion
  • One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) – $17 billion
  • Virginia-Class Submarines (SSN 802) And (SSN 803) – $16.7 billion
  • One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) Small Business – $12 billion
  • TRICARE West Region (2016-2022) – $11.9 billion
  • Vaccine BNT162b2 Production for National Emergency Response to COVID-19 – $11 billion
  • P-8A Poseidon Full Rate – $10.5 billion

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