Look for coverage from us throughout the day of the defense budget rollout. Christian, Greg and I will attend the briefings below. For those who are helplessly addicted to technology I'll be sending out Twitters when possible. Our Twitter call sign is, not surprisingly, dodbuzz. For those who don't know the Pentagon well, phone reception inside the building is very spotty so I'll send when there is a signal.
Rumors from Capitol Hill and the building indicate there are more budget surprises coming -- namely program cuts. No specifics are available yet beyond the one budget story we broke -- Space Radar funding is gone in favor of the classified electro-optical spy satellite system recently approved by President Obama. We'll see.
Here's the official DoD announcement: DoD to Conduct Briefs for Fiscal 2010 Budget Request Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) Robert Hale, and Vice Adm. Steve Stanley, director, force structure, resources and assessment, Joint Staff, will conduct a briefing at 12:30 p.m. EST, May 7, in the Department of Defense (DoD) Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E973, to discuss President Obama’s fiscal 2010 budget submission to the Congress. Following the DoD budget request overview, representatives from the military services will also conduct briefs and answer questions as follows: Army (1:30 – 2:30 p.m.): Remain in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E973 Air Force (1:30 – 2:30 p.m.): Pentagon Room 4E869 Navy and Marine Corps (2:30 – 3:30 p.m.): Pentagon Room 2E973 Missile Defense Agency (3:30 – 4:30 p.m.): Pentagon Room 2E973