U.S. Department of Defense Contract Spending and the Supporting Industrial Base, 2000-2012

In a time of austerity, the U.S. Department of Defense has drawn budgetary savings primarily from reductions in private-sector contracting. The 2000-2012 edition of this report by National Security Program for Industry and Resources (NSPIR) at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) examines this trend as well as its broader implications for defense industrial policy. The report analyzes contracting for products, services, and research and development by the U.S. Department of Defense overall and by key components. The 2000-2012 report investigates seven key facets of the defense industrial base and provides detailed answers to pressing acquisition policy questions.

Key figures and tables from this report are avaible from the Overall DoD contracts site. They are supplemented by new graphs cross referenced by five defense components (Army, Navy, Air Force, DLA, and "Other DoD") and by area (Products/Services/R&D). This site is a living repository. Throughout the year, the study team will publish the data underlying shorter pieces on key issues relevant to the defense-industrial base.

Gregory Sanders
Deputy Director and Fellow, Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group

Rhys McCormick

David J. Berteau

Alex Stephenson