The Biden administration confronts diminishing tradespace for DoD’s high-intensity warfighting modernization priorities. Since FY16, DoD has shifted significant resources to force modernization, but the big plus up has already happened.
Topline budgets are projected to stagnate and O&M and Personnel costs continue to rise, putting increasing pressure on DoD’s investment budget. At the same time, investment in nuclear modernization will consume more and more of DoD’s investment budget.
This Govini analysis provides a view into the investment budgets between FY16 – 25 for high-intensity warfighting priorities and nuclear forces, among other investments.