The Wall, OCO, and Modernization: Predictions on the Upcoming 2020 Budget
By Hamilton Cook, Doug Berenson & Matt Vallone
The Department of Defense will release of its “skinny” budget for FY2020 this Tuesday, March 12, which promises to be particularly non-traditional and also a substantial increase from the FY19 appropriated levels. Hamilton Cook sat down with Doug Berenson and Matt Vallone to discuss the breakdown of the predicted budget, including funds for the border wall, RDT&E, Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) and military modernization. Subscribe to the Avascent on the Record podcast on iTunes and Android for a series of podcasts analyzing the budget in the coming weeks.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
Hamilton Cook is a Research Associate with Avascent Analytics, where he specializes in airborne platforms and systems, simulation and training, and the US Army. In addition, Hamilton has been quoted in media regarding US Army aviation, long-range fires, and budgetary policy. Previously, Hamilton worked in Avascent’s consulting division, where he specialized in military platforms as well as services price-to-win. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Doug Berenson is a Managing Director at Avascent. Doug has over twenty years of experience in the defense and aerospace sector with a specialization in macroeconomic, budgetary and programmatic forces shaping global defense and aerospace markets. In addition, Mr. Berenson leads Avascent Analytics, a provider of rigorous, structured analyses on global defense markets. For more information, contact: email@example.com.
Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis at Avascent Analytics, is responsible for the team of analysts that maintain and update Avascent’s Global Platforms and Systems database. In addition, Matt serves as Avascent’s primary expert on Congressional activity and the appropriations process, writing a weekly report on Congressional action. Prior to working for Avascent, Matt served as legislative director for Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter in the U.S. House of Representatives. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Avascent On The Record
Avascent On The Record is an audio news podcast that examines issues and trends in government-driven markets. Programs range from discussions on aviation, defense systems, space and satellite communications, healthcare, and much more. Podcasts will be released every few weeks. Browse our podcast archive here.