Defense Acquisition Programs


This page includes a variety of sources for finding defense and service-level budget information useful for defense acquisition researchers.

A good source of background information for students tracking a weapon/vehicle/system through the acquisition process to adoption can be the various supporting budget justification documents, found either through the DoD or service-level comptroller’s sites. Those for systems still in research and development start with R- and those currently under procurement start with P- To see an example at the DoD level you can go to the Comptroller’s Site (below), click on Budget Materials and look at the “Budget Documents” for Procurement and Research, Development, Test & Evaluation. 

More information on budget data available on the DOD Comptroller's site is available on the right hand column of this page.

Budget of the United States Government

The Budget of the United States Government ("President's Budget") is a large multi-volume set prepared by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), which is the central budgeting agency that prepares the President's budget that gets submitted to Congress.  Current and past budgets from 1996-present can be found on the site below

The library has these in print in the FEDDOCS area on the first floor (call number PREX 2.8:).  The most recent budget is in the REFERENCE area:  HJ2051/A53).

Service Budget Pages

DoD Comptroller Budget Site

The Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller's) budget materials site provides detailed documentation for the current and past DoD budget requests, including the National Defense Budget Estimates for FY XXXX ("Green Book").  To find the Green Book for a particular FY, from the budget materials site, select the year you are interested in viewing, then look for the Green Book under Summary Budget Documents.  You will find a lot of additional budget documentation there too, such as an Overview of the Defense budget for that year, Program Acquisition Costs by Weapons System, and detailed budget justification documents, so be sure to look around.

DoD Congressional Budget Data and Other Budget Info Available Through DTIC (new)

The sites below from the Defense Technical Information Center have a lot of useful defense budget information.  For even more, NPS students, faculty and staff should register for the R&E Gateway using the Login/Register link on the first DTIC site listed below.

Need More Defense Budget Information?

For additional resources for finding Defense budget information, see our Defense Budget Research Guide.