Analysis: 3 Areas DoD Can Target for Cost-Cutting
January 20, 2012
The Defense Department is inching closer to a second round of spending cuts — up to $500 billion over ten years. Unless Congress comes up with another plan to avoid the automatic, across-the-board cuts (also called sequestration), DoD would start feeling the pinch in next year's budget.
Travis Sharp, a defense analyst at the Center for a New American Security, outlines three main areas where DoD could make cuts:
- Combat capabilities
- Personnel pay and benefits
- DoD business practices