Macro-economic and Topline
Vision Federal Market Forecast Study Team
This forecast team looks at
the overall U.S. economic picture and develops a most likely scenario for
federal discretionary spending, culminating in a defense topline forecast. It
focuses on macroeconomic indicators, such as GDP growth, the federal deficit,
debt/GDP ratio, and the interest rate environment. Its DoD Topline
forecast is a ten-year forecast of defense budgets involving a top down look at
the DoD budget by appropriation category (e.g. RDT&E, Procurement, O&M
and Milpers). The forecast includes relevant information about current DoD
activities such as defense strategy and planning, an estimate of the future
force structure, an investment forecast, Supplemental spending, efficiency
savings, and changing acquisition practices.
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