Trump’s $718B budget proposal for military defense could bring more work to Orlando firms

President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget proposal for the U.S. Department of Defense is larger than all other U.S. department and agency proposals combined. And Orlando’s defense community stands to see big gains because of it.

Trump’s budget proposal for the Department of Defense is $719 billion — a $33 billion, or 5 percent increase, from the 2019 enacted level. To put that figure in perspective, for the 18 other proposals listed on the 150-page U.S. Government Budget for 2020 that was released on March 11, the combined proposed total is $562.3 million.