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Defense Spending by State

Defense Spending By State FY2014

Defense spending saw strong growth over the first decade of the 21st century. From fiscal year (FY) 2000 to 2010, national defense spending increased 68% in real dollars.1,2 Federal government spending on national defense has been in decline since FY 2011, however, as U.S. forces have been drawn down in both Iraq and Afghanistan and the Budget Control Act of 2011 forced significant cuts in defense spending. From FY 2011 to 2019, real defense spending is expected to decline 28% according to the Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2015.

Defense Spending by State Fiscal Year 2015

The Defense Spending by State Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 report examines U.S. defense spending in FY 2015 at the state and local levels for the 50 states and Washington, D.C. After increasing by more than 66% when adjusted for inflation from FY 2000 to 2010, national defense spending has declined 16.6% since 2011.

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