President Obama will release the FY2015 federal budget to the public and the Congress on Tuesday March 4, 2013.

This is about one month after the budget after the budget is normally released, which is the first Monday in February. OMB told Congress that the budget release date was delayed because the administration needed more time to complete budget preparation after final action on the FY2014 budget was completed in January.

After the FY2015 budget is released on Tuesday, senior administration officials will brief the press and begin testifying before congressional oversight committees.

OMB Director Sylvia Burwell is scheduled to testify before the Senate Budget Committee Wednesday morning (March 5) and the House Budget Committee on Wednesday afternoon.

Secretary Chuck Hagel and General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, will testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the FY2015 Department of Defense (DoD) budget request Wednesday morning, March 5.  They will appear before the House Armed Services Committee (SASC) on Thursday morning (March 6). The Military Service Secretaries and the Military Chiefs will testify before various defense oversight committees on the FY2015 budget over the next few weeks.

Next week, Highlights will include a brief overview of the FY2015 DoD budget request and identify links to official statements and available budget material.