Obama Pentagon Budget Request Delayed
Not really sure what to make of this, fresh out from the Pentagon:
President Barack Obama’s 2010 defense budget request will be delayed, possibly until April, White House and Defense Department officials said.
The president’s annual budget request usually is submitted to Congress the first Monday in February. However, with only a week in office, the new administration will need more time for a substantial review of the submission, officials said.
Office of Management and Budget officials projected the delay in April and sent a memorandum delaying the budget submission.
Defense Secretary Bob Gates will be testifying tomorrow to the Senate Armed Services Committee. (Now that the Panetta hearing is cancelled, I know what I’ll be covering!) This had better be a large part of his first-ever testimony as Obama’s Pentagon chief.