Calendar

SES # TOPICS KEY DATES
1 Introduction and Overview of Course
2 The Defense Budget in Context: The Federal Budget Outlook
3 Defense Budget Concepts and Processes
4 Estimating the Shortfall: Mismatches Between Plans and Dollars
5 Matching Forces to Grand Strategy Budget Option for National Security
6 Spending to Modernize and Transform the Forces
7 Matching Forces to a Budget
8 Federal Spending for Homeland Security and Combating Terrorism Op-Ed About a National Security Policy Issue With Budget Implications
9 Saving Money on Military Infrastructure
10 Budgeting for Readiness
11 Spending for Military Pay and Benefits
12 Presentation of Alternative Defense Plans Top-Level Defense Review (Group Project)