Travis Sharpe better watch out, because Shawn Brimley used to sit in his comfortable perch at CNAS and write all kinds of sensible stuff about the budget and the QDR, and look where it got him: in charge of the latter. That hasn't stopped Travis from writing this timely primer on the QDR and the new defense budget, which you can read here.
(Travis notes as an aside what a revolutionary budget the FY10 budget was because of the changes it made to the acquisition of 50 weapons systems. Carrying out one of those changes, though, has been more difficult than foreseen and has prompted Sec. Gates to invite Maj. Gen. David Heinz to try his Wu-Tang Sword Style earlier today.)