• Defense secretary says 2023 budget built on new defense strategy

    The fiscal 2023 defense budget request was built on the bones of the new National Defense Strategy, and the request is adequate for today's military and ensures the military remains strong in the future, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said.

  • Austin Makes Case for Military Budget to Senate Committee

    The Defense Department is focusing on three priorities — defending the nation, taking care of its people and succeeding through teamwork — and the budget request helps the department meet each one, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said.

  • DOD's Great Strength Is its People, Undersecretary Says

    The Defense Department is proud to represent the 3.3 million service members and DOD civilians who defend the nation every day and their families who serve alongside them, Gilbert R. Cisneros Jr., undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, said.

  • Fiscal 2023 budget funds military for today, future

    President Joe Biden's $773 billion fiscal year 2023 Defense Budget Request funds the department for today's security environment and positions DOD to maintain its competitive advantage in the years ahead, Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen H. Hicks said.