The budget requested for the Defense Department for fiscal 2016 would be $24.9 billion more than the department got in 2015, according to a budget analysis in Defense News. That increase comes from a $38.2 billion increase in the base budget request, and a $13.3 billion decrease from 2015 in the overseas contingency operations (OCO) request.

The request, for a total of $585.3 billion, far exceeds the $499 billion budget cap that Congress had mandated.

The administration has also readjusted its five-year future budgetary outlook to add $15.5 billion to the projected outlay between 2016 and 2020, making it $155 billion higher than the caps imposed by the 2011 Budget Control Act.

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