The CSIS Future Years Defense Program app is undergoing further development. If you have any questions about this effort, please contact Gabriel Coll (gcoll@csis.org)




CSIS has embarked on a project to create a centralized FYDP database that is interpretable and universally accessible. This is part of a broader effort to create tools that make it easier to understand the defense budget and plan for defense investments.

This app includes FYDP data from the president's budget requests for FY 2014 to FY 2018, for the Procurement and Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) accounts. The data was mined from P-40s (for Procurement) and R-2s (for RDT&E), as well as from the DoD Greenbook and the OMB Budget Authority Database.

This is an ongoing project that we plan to build upon. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Gabriel Coll (gcoll@csis.org).




Background Information

P-40s (Procurement FYDP documents) and R-2s (RDT&E FYDP documents) provide some of the most comprehensive and detailed DoD data for the public. However, there are still discrepancies between aggregated P-40/R-2 numbers and the topline FYDP numbers available in the Greenbook.

This difference is primarily because of classified programs in future years and future programs that DoD is planning to fund, but isn't currently funding and therefore does not show in the P-40 and R-2 budget justification documents.

We refer to the discrepancy between these numbers as dark matter.






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The topline chart uses FYDP numbers from the DoD Greenbook (for PB 2014 to PB 2017) and from the OMB Budget Authority Database (for PB 2018).

The charts for budget activity, budget sub activity, and line item / program element use FYDP numbers from the P-40s (Procurement documents) and R-2s (RDT&E documents). The aggregation of these numbers will not add up the topline FYDP numbers. This is mainly because of classified programs in future years and future programs that DoD is planning to fund, but isn't currently funding.

Right now, the app does not include the 'Defense-Wide' FYDP.