President’s Fiscal Year 2021 Defense Budget


The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) has posted the President’s Fiscal Year 2021 Defense Budget. This budget requests funds for Department of Defense (DoD) programs and activities, and includes detailed breakdowns for defense Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) and Procurement funds.

The FY21 budget request contains significant investment in Advanced Capability Enablers (ACEs), technologies focused on a high-end fight. Total RDT&E requests increased 4.2% between FY20 and FY21 from $77.5B to $80.8B. The largest increases were for the Navy at $3.2B (19.2%), Air Force at $677.9M (2.5%), Army at $376.6M (3.0%), and Space Development Agency at $183.4M (174.7%).

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