Todd Harrison

FILE - This March 27, 2008, file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. Reports of sexual assaults across the U.S. military increased by a very small amount in 2020, a year when troops were largely locked down for months as bases around the world grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic, according to U.S. officials. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

The Biden administration’s proposed Defense budget is going to force some tough choices

As the Biden administration had been signaling for some time, its proposed Defense budget for 2022 is essentially flat. Should it come to pass, it would…

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Don’t expect same defense spending priorities under a Biden administration

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Coronavirus is hitting small defense companies, but there may be a silver lining

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Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer attends a Senate Armed Services hearing Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Navy says its readiness is improving, but progress is fragile

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Todd Harrison: Potential impact of proposed defense budget increase in fiscal 2018

At the top of the 2018 budget proposal debate list is the ten percent increase in Defense spending. Todd Harrison, director of defense budget analysis…

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Wilson has the chops, but business connections may crash Air Force nominee

President Trump’s pick to head the Air Force is highly qualified, but some experts think her business connections are dubious.

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Todd Harrison: How will contractors deal with Trump post-inauguration?

Boeing and Lockheed have both responded to complaints by President-elect Donald Trump over the cost of signature airplane projects. But what does this say about how contracting much less Defense policy will operate under the Trump administration? For some answers, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turns to Todd Harrison, director of defense budget analytics at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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