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U.S. Defense Budget Forecast

Navigating the massive U.S. defense budget can be a daunting task, yet staying apprised of the needs and wants of both the Department of Defense and Congress is critical for developing a successful market planning strategy. Time is valuable, and your organization deserves a tool that can quickly give you the data you need. Forecast International's U.S. Defense Budget Forecast product offers a unique blend of budget tracking, forecasting, and analytical tools necessary to help you easily track the flow of U.S. military spending and to identify future opportunities and risk.
Our online interactive service provides real-time tracking of every program in the Pentagon's acquisition portfolio, starting with the request and moving through the six congressional authorization and appropriations markups throughout the year. The service also offers easy access to the Pentagon's five-year spending plan for its Procurement (P1) and Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (R1) accounts, all the way down to the program level. We also offer quick access to consolidated and program level-justification documents, and provide custom market segment filters to facilitate your search.

Five-year forecasts for every Procurement and RDT&E line item in the U.S. Defense Budget.
Interactive online interface, providing fast and easy access to historical, current, and forecast budget data.
Congressional Budget Tracker: Follows every acquisition program through the entire budget process, including immediate access to defense legislation.
Budget Docs: We put current and historical program justification documents at your fingertips. No more digging through thousands of pages of government documents to find the data you need.
Analysis of the President's Request and defense committee markups provides critical insight into the Pentagon's acquisition efforts.

DR201 $2,495.00
Real-Time Annual License Agreement allows 24/7 access to information, updated continuously.

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Companies, Contractors, Force Structures & Budgets Group Library

These five services present the market outlook for every major defense & aerospace company worldwide, detailed contact information for international contractors, and 10-year forecasts for

Defense & Aerospace Companies, Volume I - North America

The focus of this two-volume series is on worldwide aerospace and defense prime contractors and subcontractors. Concise reports provide data on individual corporations regarding recent mergers,

Defense & Aerospace Companies, Volume II - International

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International Contractors

The International Contractors product contains information on thousands of aerospace, power systems, and defense contractors. Data in this product, provided in the spreadsheets, is delineated into categories such as Program, Contractor, Manufacturer Type, Major Designation, Component, Contractor, Contractor Address, and Contractor Website.

International Defense Budgets

International Defense Budgets is a unique, open-source service that provides the budget outlook for each country, along with five-year forecasts, and is complemented by the keen insight

Military Force Structures of the World

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