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Resource Extraction as a Defense Adjacency

Facing the specter of the drawdown to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, combined with sequestration, many firms in the defense industry are facing a perilous period. Spending on systems is expected to decline into FY14, after which it should rebound slightly, assuming there are no further major defense cut.  Non-logistics services will fare slightly …

Avascent Analytics Releases Latest 050 Update

Avascent Analytics Releases Latest 050 Update New Dataset Includes Adjustments in Line with Fiscal Year 2013 Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2014 President’s Budget, and Key International Program Changes Avascent Analytics is pleased to announce its latest update to the 050 dataset. The update published today (April 24) includes changes across a wide array of market segments, …

Army Budget 2014: No Clear Losers… Except for Realism

Framed against the backdrop of sequestration, the drawdown in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the realistic implications of the military’s proposed pivot toward Asia, one might assume that the Army’s new budget might look rather different from last year: leaner, more focused, and acutely aware of the fiscal pressures the country faces. Sadly, it does not …

DOD Topline Unrealistic, But Reflects Priority Shifts

The FY14 President’s Budget Request for the Department of Defense was finally released on April 10 after a months-long delay. Released in a period of great fiscal uncertainty and political rancor, the base budget’s final figure of $526.6 billion for FY2014 is unrealistic, as it ignores the likely effects of sequestration. The FY13 budget was …

As the Dust settles, a Battered Budget Emerges

There has been a whirlwind of activity surrounding the DoD budget in the past month. As the dust settles, the department finds itself facing low levels of funding for the current year and continued uncertainty for the next. The twists and turns over the DoD’s topline budget began with the passage of the Budget Control …