This Overview book highlights the funding, programs, and priorities of PresidentObama’s FY 2011 Department of Defense (DoD) budget request. The Overview’spurpose is to help inform Congress and the American people on how taxpayer dollarsare being invested to strengthen our national security.The FY 2011 DoD budget includes the funding needed to secure and advance U.S.security interests around the world in the coming fiscal year. It begins to carry out therecommendations in the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) that Secretary of DefenseRobert Gates is submitting along with this budget. The 2010 QDR and FY 2011 budgetbuild upon the substantial changes that the President and Secretary Gates made in theFY 2010 budget request to allocate defense dollars more wisely and reform DoDprocesses.This Overview is organized into the following chapters:1. FY 2011 Budget Summary.2. Quadrennial Defense Review.3. Taking Care of People.4. Rebalancing the Force.5. Reforming How DoD Does Business.6. Supporting our Troops in the Field.7. Performance Improvement / Targets.8. Resources: Funding tables, glossary of abbreviations, and more.This book and extensive other material on this and previous DoD budgets are availablefrom the public web site of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller):www.comptroller.defense.gov. Especially relevant is the Press Release and BudgetBriefing. Also key is the Program Acquisition Costs by Weapons System book, whichincludes details on major DoD acquisition programs -- e.g., aircraft, ground forcesprograms, shipbuilding, space systems, etc. Other background information can beaccessed thoughwww.defense.gov.