The Department of Defense needs to examine their spending options now to prepare for when the coronavirus pandemic has passed. The economy has taken major hits these past couple months, on top of preexisting issues. The higher the deficit, the higher the pressure that goes onto long-term spending. The DOD should be prepared for Congress to pass acts similar to the 1980s Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act. This was seen again in 2011 in the Budget Control Act that was passed in light of the Great Recession of 2009. Due to the responses created in the past, the DOD should be prepared for spending cuts that may come in two or three years.