Accession Number : AD0633069

Title :   THE WORLD OF PROGRAM BUDGETING,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Fisher,G. H.

Report Date : MAY 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : Major characteristics of a program budgeting system are listed as structural or format aspects, the analytical processes, and the data or information systems applicable. Guidlines to be followed in carrying out a cost-utility analysis are: proper structure of the problem and design of the analysis; conceptual framework (fixed utility or fixed approach); building the analytical model; treatment of uncertainty; treatment of problems associated with time; validity checking, and qualitative supplementation. Illustrations of program budget formats are given for the Department of Defense and for transportation.

Descriptors :   (*MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *BUDGETS), DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, TRANSPORTATION, UNCERTAINTY, COST EFFECTIVENESS, COSTS, DECISION MAKING, FEDERAL BUDGETS, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE