The president’s fiscal year 2022 budget request makes key investments that defend our nation while innovating and modernizing, taking care of our warfighters and building strong relationships with our allies and partners alongside other elements of national security.
The 2022 budget request supports the department's efforts to address mission requirements and ensure service members have a safe and resilient place to live and work, a Defense Department official told the House Armed Services Committee.
President Biden's interim National Security Strategic Guidance and Secretary of Defense Austin's priorities drive key areas on the Defense Department's cloud, software network modernization, cybersecurity work, workforce, command-and-control communications and data, DOD's acting chief information officer said.
DOD's fiscal year 2022 budget request allots $5 billion for the Pacific Deterrence Initiative to answer threats from China and maintain U.S. competitive advantages in the Indo-Pacific region, the department’s comptroller said.
The Defense Department's budget request will help DOD match its resources to strategy, strategy to policy, and policy to the will of the American people, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III told the House Armed Services Committee.
A combination of the nation's military capabilities, economic strength and diplomacy will deter U.S. adversaries and preserve great power peace, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Gen. Mark A. Milley said.
The comptroller is the principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense for budgetary and fiscal matters including financial management, accounting policy and systems, management control systems, budget formulation and execution, contract and audit administration and general management improvement programs.
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