Accession Number : AD0712455

Title :   A MODEL OF THE PLANNING, PROGRAMMING, AND BUDGETING PROBLEM.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Brent,Robert Stephen

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : A model of the planning, programming, and budgeting problem is formulated. The variables of the model are resources, elements, characteristics, benefits (measures of effectiveness), and costs. The nature of the PPB problem requires that the model incorporate multiple measures of benefit and cost. To characterize efficient choices in the PPB context decision rules which are necessary and sufficient for efficiency are derived. Discounting of benefits over time is discussed. Sensitivity analysis of the model is performed. Decentralization possibilities in the model are explored. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL), FEDERAL BUDGETS, DECISION MAKING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ITERATIONS, EFFICIENCY, COST EFFECTIVENESS, THESES

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE