NDIA commends proposed defense investments in FY2019 budget

FY19 Defense Budget Army Lt. Gen. Anthony Ierardi, Joint Staff director of force structure, resources and assessment, and David Norquist, Defense Department comptroller and chief financial officer, brief reporters on the fiscal year 2019 defense budget at the Pentagon, Feb. 12. Defense Department photo

ARLINGTON, VA -- The National Defense Industrial Association issues the following statement commending the defense portion of President Donald Trump's proposed fiscal year 2019 budget:

"NDIA welcomes the president’s fiscal year 2019 budget and its call for investments to rebuild our military’s readiness, capabilities and capacity. Right now, we need this; the increasingly complex and dangerous global security environment, described in the National Defense Strategy, make these required investments we can no longer delay.  

"NDIA and its membership are ready partners in this effort. We look forward to the panels, hearings and honest debates that will come detailing and adjusting these investments. 

"Finally, we call on Congress to take the opportunity this two-year budget agreement offers to return to normal order, so that every defense dollar is maximized for our nation’s security."

For more information or to speak with an NDIA official on this issue, contact Evamarie Socha esocha@ndia.org. 

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