Defense Budget

What you will find on this page

This page provides 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.

Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is the central budgeting agency that prepares the budget that the President submits to Congress. On their site you will find the current "President's Budget," past budgets, access to documents that OMB routinely issues such as Bulletins, Circulars, and Memoranda, and legislative information related to the budget process, and more.  

DTIC Online

The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) indexes and abstracts defense-related government-sponsored scientific and technical reports. Most reports published since the late '90's are available as pdf files.

The link below provides access to their public search as well as to the R&E Gateway, which has an enhanced interface and provides access to additional documents not available on the public site.  We encourage our U.S. students, faculty and staff to register for the R&E Gateway. Click on Login/Register or Search DoD Technical Reports to register.

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Congressional Budget Office (CBO) provides Congress with objective cost analyses to help with economic and budgetary decisions on the programs covered by the federal budget, including Defense, and the information and estimates required for the Congressional budget process.

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

Government Accountability Office (GAO) is a government agency that works for Congress investigating how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars.  They produce numerous reports on topics related to the federal and defense budgets.