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US DoD Budget Assessment, 2019–2023

US DoD Budget Assessment, 2019–2023

The second budget under the Trump administration, which includes the fiscal year 2019 Department of Defense (DoD) budget request highlighted in this research, has been published. The DoD request for 2019 is notably higher than that of 2018 and may encounter opposition from both sides of the political aisle. This research details the defense departments and agencies that offer the best opportunities for companies trying to enter the US defense market. The research includes market drivers and restraints that shed light on some budget numbers and the importance being placed on certain projects and programs. The research assists in understanding the government’s focus and the services it will likely requaire in future.

Research Scope:
This research service examines President Trump’s DoD budget request for 2019. It will highlight some of the programs that offer the best opportunities for growth and penetration into the DoD market. Cited funding data reflects only those funds assigned for discretionary spending and does not include mandatory fees. Years in this document refer to government fiscal years for the budget and calendar years for contracts and competitive data.

This research service focuses on the US Department of Defense (DoD) budget spending categories, including research, development, testing, and evaluation (RDT&E); procurement; operations and maintenance (O&M); and services. The intent of this study is to indicate which segments of products and services the DoD has emphasized in the budget request so that firms can invest in these priority areas. Contract activity for the US DoD for 2017 is also included. The 2019 budget is comprised of spending plans for the Army, Navy/Marine Corps, Air Force, and Joint Service. The base year for financial spending is 2017, and the market forecast is from 2017 to 2023.

Market share and competitive analysis for this research is based on government contract obligations distributed in 2017. Over 50,000 companies received contracts from the DoD during 2017; therefore, a list of “other” companies is not included with this research. The competitive analysis portion of this research focuses on the overall top ten companies for DoD, and it highlights the top 5. The budget request is subject to variances and changes until Congress actually passes the bill enacting the budget. Several DoD agencies will not be reviewed in detail because most of their discretionary spending is dedicated to salaries and operating expenses. Any significant findings associated with the agencies not fully reviewed will be discussed under the key findings portion of the research.

Key Issues Addressed:
Is the US DoD market growing? How long will it continue to grow and at what rate?
What segments, technologies, and services make up the market?
What are the leading market drivers and restraints?
What are the top programs for the 2019 defense market?
Which market segments will have spending growth?
Which companies are leading the US DoD market?


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • CEO's Perspective
  • Market Overview
    • Market Definitions
    • Defense Technology Segmentation
    • Market Definitions-Technology Segmentation
    • Key Questions this Study will Answer
  • Drivers and Restraints-DoD Market
    • Market Drivers
    • Drivers Explained
    • Market Restraints
    • Restraints Explained
  • Forecasts and Trends-DoD Market
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table DoD Market: Market Engineering Measurements, US, 2017
    • Forecast Assumptions
    • DoD Top Line Budget Request
      • Table DoD Market: Top Line Budget Request, US, 2017-2023
    • Forecast Discussion
  • Competitive Overview-DoD Market
    • Market Share
    • Market Share Analysis
      • Table DoD Market: Company Market Share Analysis of Top 5 Participants, US, 20171
    • Competitive Environment
    • Top 10 DoD Contractors
      • Table DoD Market: Top 10 DoD Contractors, US, 20171
  • Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action
    • Growth Opportunity-US DoD 2018 Budget Assessment
    • Strategic Imperatives for US DoD Product Providers
  • Budget Breakdown
    • 2019 Budget by Department
    • 2018 Budget by Appropriation
    • Total RDT&E, Procurement, and O&M Program Funding by Technology Area
      • Table DoD Market: Total Program Funding by Technology Area, US, 2019
    • 2019 RDT&E Budget by Department
    • Top 10 RDT&E Programs
      • Table DoD Market: Top 10 RDT&E Programs, US, 2019
    • 2019 O&M Budget by Department
    • Top 10 O&M Programs
      • Table DoD Market: Top 10 O&M Programs, US, 2019
    • 2019 Procurement Budget by Department
    • Top 10 Procurement Programs
      • Table DoD Market: Top 10 Procurement Programs, US, 2019
    • 2019 Air Force Budget by Appropriation
    • Top 10 Air Force Programs
      • Table DoD Market: Top 10 Air Force Programs, US, 2019
    • 2019 Army Budget by Appropriation
    • Top 10 Army Programs
      • Table DoD Market: Top 10 Army Programs, US, 2019
    • 2019 Joint Program Budget by Appropriation
    • Top 10 Joint Programs
      • Table DoD Market: Top 10 Joint, US, 2019
    • 2019 Navy/Marines Budget by Appropriation
    • Top 10 Navy/Marines Programs
      • Table DoD Market: Top 10 Navy/Marines, US, 2019
    • Representative Unfunded Priorities List Requests
      • Table DoD Market: Representative Unfunded Requests, US, 2019*
  • The Last Word
    • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Market Engineering Methodology

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