Pentagon POM Shifts Predicated on Major Boost to Defense Budget

The Defense Department is finalizing a new six-year investment proposal that makes notable changes to the military services’ program and budget plans — changes predicated on the next president supporting major increases to the Pentagon budget, reports Inside Defense.

Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England, according to Pentagon officials, is poised to issue in the next few days classified decisions that will give final shape to the Bush administration’s plan for an augmented fiscal year 2010 military budget and follow-on six-year plan.

An accelerated budget process — designed to hand the next administration’s Pentagon transition team a comprehensive FY-10 budget proposal and an FY-10 to FY-15 investment blueprint soon after the Nov. 4 election — has driven decisions in recent weeks to adjust plans for major weapon system programs and force structure. Proposed changes are detailed in internal budget documents obtained and first reported by InsideDefense.com.

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