Accession Number : ADA180902

Title :   DoD Inflation: DoD's Inflation Dividends and Unobligated Balances - May 1987 Update.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV

Report Date : MAY 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : GAO was asked to update its estimates of potential excess inflation funds within the Department of Defense's (DOD's) budget. In September 1986, GAO estimated a $3.5 billion inflation dividend for fiscal year 1987 nonpay, nonfuel accounts based on the August 1986 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) revised inflation rate estimates and the fiscal year 1987 budget request. Both of these factors have now changed, with appropriation action taken on the budget and OMB having issued revised inflation estimates. GAO recalculated the amount of DOD's fiscal year 1987 inflation dividend based on the actual appropriated amounts and the revised OMB inflation projections included in DOD's January 1987 budget submission. Appendix I contains a table comparing the revised estimate of the inflation dividends with congressional reductions for inflation adjustments by account. Appendix II discusses the methodology used to derive these estimates.

Descriptors :   *INFLATION(ECONOMICS), *FEDERAL BUDGETS, GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT, PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, MILITARY BUDGETS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, ESTIMATES, RATES

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE