Accession Number : AD0608610

Title :   PROGRAM BUDGETING: POTENTIAL DIFFICULTIES AND WAYS OF ALLEVIATING THEM,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : McKean,R. N.

Report Date : OCT 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : This memorandum represents one chapter in a forthcoming book, 'Program Budgeting: Program Analysis and the Federal Budget', which is now being written. The book will focus primarily on the major issues involved in determining specific national program goals and the analytical approach necessary to facilitate decisionmaking on these issues. Its purpose is to help improve the understanding, and accelerate the application, of the principles of program budgeting. The objectives in view are: (1) to make the budget a more useful and precise instrument for planning, appropriation, administration, and control within the federal establishment; (2) to contribute to broader public understanding of the allocation and use of federal funds; and (3) to facilitate economic analysis, forecasting, and planning in the private sector.

Descriptors :   (*FEDERAL BUDGETS, DECISION MAKING), (*UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, FEDERAL BUDGETS), MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, ECONOMICS, CONTROL, MONEY, COSTS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE