Deputy Defense SecretaryÂ Patrick Shanahan has said the National Defense Strategy was instrumental in the development of the Pentagonâs proposed budget for fiscal year 2019, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday.
âTomorrow morning about nine oâclock eastern standard time, Iâll be sitting with the chairman and the secretary, signing off the implementation guidance that goes along with this (budget),â Shanahan said Tuesday at the AFCEA-USNI WEST conference in San Diego, California.
âWeâre going to deliver the budget on time (with) Defense Planning Guidance (and) financial guidance,â he added.
He noted that the department tackled every area of the budget request in support of the strategy.
Shanahan told reporters the strategy seeks to introduce reforms to the U.S. militaryâs force deployment efforts and DoDâs cybersecurity standards.
DoD issued in January the National Defense Strategy that aims to address the âre-emergence of long-term strategic competitionâ and expand the competitive space through three lines of effort.