CBO: Space Force Could Cost $3B Up Front, $1.3B Annually

NextGov: Standing up a Space Force could cost taxpayers about $3 billion up front and add $1.3 billion to the Pentagon’s annual budget, according to a new Congressional Budget Office analysis.

While CBO did not analyze the Pentagon’s specific Space Force proposal, the organization’s report could influence the lawmakers who are reviewing the Trump administration’s request to create a new branch of the military, something that hasn’t been done since 1947.

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