Accession Number : ADA194826

Title :   Should Budget Formulation and Execution at Army Major Commands Be Centralized under the Deputy Chief of Staff for Resource Management.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Mitchell, William R

PDF Url : ADA194826

Report Date : 30 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 70

Abstract : Although there have been several procedural and organizational changes over the years, the basic underlying principles of the OSD Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System (PPBS) have not changed since Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara introduced this mission-oriented concept in 1960. The services went to a notion of decentralized project/program management in order to formulate, defend, and execute programs and budgets. This decentralized management philosophy has been imbedded in our doctrine for the past twenty-five years. The passage of the Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986 has caused the services to relook their management philosophies, organizational structures, and personnel overhead in order to comply with the act. Headquarters, Department of the Army and at least one Major Command (MACOM) have gone to a centralized organizational concept for budget formulation and execution. This paper attempts to analyze the effect of these changes, as well as addressing the issue of whether Army doctrine should be changed to require centralized budget operations under the Deputy Chief of Staff for Resource Management (DCSRM) at all MACOMs throughout the Army.

Descriptors :   *CENTRALIZED, *ARMY BUDGETS, *PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, DECENTRALIZATION, MANAGEMENT, MILITARY DOCTRINE, MISSIONS, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, ARMY PLANNING

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE