A Detailed Look at the Defense Budget and the Threat of Sequester

    February 2015

    On Monday, February 2, the Obama Administration released its nearly $4 trillion Fiscal Year 2016 Budget. Among the provisions contained in the Budget is an increase of $20 billion to the modernization accounts, which include Procurement and Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E). The Defense Policy team at Squire Patton Boggs has compiled an analysis of what this significant increase might mean and the political landscape surrounding the threat of sequester. We hope you find this analysis useful and stand ready to answer any questions you may have.