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Researching DOD’s QDR and FY 2011 Budget Request

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Thanks to the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) for making the latest DOD Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) and its FY 2001 Budget request easy to research.  We previously wrote about DARPA’s FY 2011 Budget Request, and provided some highlights gleaned from its 500+ pages of discussion.  That’s a lot of information to get through, and DARPA is small potatoes compared to the entire Defense Department.

So we are pleased to acknowledge NDIA’s recent “Legislative and Federal Issues Update,” which contains several tools that can be used to facilitate research.

· QDR documents can be found here.

· Don’t know what the QDR is and why it’s important to the future of DOD’s program prioritization (and therefore funding prioritization)?  Go here first.

In addition, NDIA provides several resources covering DOD’s FY 2011 Budget request.  These include:

· Program Costs by Weapon System, an overview of each major acquisition program.  It can be found here.

· The FY 2011 Defense Budget “Fact Sheet” available here.

· Defense Budget Overview Book, available here.

Finally, the DOD’s FY 2011 Defense Budget Briefing Charts can be found here.

Companies of all sizes that sell goods and services to the Pentagon should become members of industry advocacy groups.  Not only do the groups advocate on behalf of the entire industry and often have access to legislative committee staff members, but such groups are an excellent way to network with other contractors and to get access to information such as that noted above.  Want to join NDIA?  Then go here.



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