Resources for researching current and past defense budget information including tracking defense legislation, finding budget figures, budget analyses and more. Focuses on U.S.
Last Updated: May 9, 2013
This guide is intended to help users locate current and past U.S. federal and defense budgets, as well as track defense legislation, find budget figures, analyses, and topical research articles.
Sources to help you stay up on what's happening now with the Federal, Defense and Service Budgets.
Sources to help you research current and historical defense legislation, both tracking the legislative process and viewing the text of legislation.
Federal and Defense Budget Figures
Sources to help you find federal, defense and service budgets and supporting budget materials.
Useful Congressional Links
Links to the Senate and House Committees that are responsible for the federal and defense budget, and to some other useful Congressional sites.
Key Government Agencies
Links to the Office of Management & Budget (OMB), Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and Government Accountability Office (GAO) websites. CBO and OMB are intimately involved in the development and analysis of the Federal and Defense budgets, and GAO is responsible for monitoring federal (and defense) expenditures.
Reports from Think Tanks
Links to web sites of think tanks and lobby organizations that can be an excellent source of in-depth research reports and statistical data.
Articles from Journals, Newspapers and Magazines
Links to sources the library subscribes to for finding articles on various aspects of the federal and defense budgets and budgeting processes.
The Budget and Legislative Processes
Links to information about how the budget and legislative processes work. If you want to know how the federal budget is developed each year, or how a law is made, the sources on this page will help!