This research service is an outline of the United States Department of Defense 2012 Budget plan. The study summarizes DoD research, operations, procurement and services spending. A forecast of future DoD spending is included. The base year for the financial spending is 2010, and the market forecast is from 2011to 2016. The intent of this study is to indicate which segments of products and services spending the DoD is emphasizing, so firms can invest in these areas of growth. Market drivers and restraints, success factors for operating in the defense market, industry challenges, and the relative attractiveness of various sectors are also included.