FY19 Defense Budget Breakdown: What to Know

February 27, 2018 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The fiscal 2019 budget request represents the first time that the Trump administration’s priorities are fully reflected, including the new National Defense Strategy.

Bloomberg Government analysts Robert Levinson and Cameron Leuthy will present a webinar on President Trump’s fiscal 2019 defense budget request that provides both a big-picture view and details on the priorities of the individual military services and individual programs – what’s up, what’s down, what’s new.

-About 55 percent of the increases in both the fiscal 2018 and 2019 budgets are expected to be spent on contracts.

-While the Army allocates a larger budget share to personnel and operation & maintenance than other military branches, and less to procurement and research, development, test & evaluation, the Army does spend a greater share of its research dollars on science and technology.

-Fiscal 2018 and 2019 defense appropriations are likely to match the totals agreed to in the Bipartisan Budget Act, although a continuing resolution at the beginning of fiscal 2019 is still probable.

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Cameron Leuthy
Senior Budget Analyst
Bloomberg Government

Cameron Leuthy is a senior budget analyst with Bloomberg Government. Leuthy's expertise includes budget activity, national security policy, and identifying the largest professional services opportunities in the federal market. He has more than 20 years of experience in analyzing budgets and legislation at the Office of Management and Budget, the Department of Defense, and at Booz Allen Hamilton. He has a bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University and an MPA from the University of Washington. Follow me @CLeuthy

Robert Levinson
Senior Defense Analyst
Bloomberg Government

Robert Levinson is a Senior Defense Analyst with Bloomberg Government. He specializes in analyzing DOD spending trends, budget activity, and identifying the largest opportunities being released at the Pentagon. He is a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force with more than 20 years of service. Levinson worked for Booz Allen Hamilton as a strategic communications consultant. He has a bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy, a master’s from the University of California, and is a Harvard Kennedy School for Senior Executives graduate. Follow him @levinsor