Accession Number : ADA296549

Title :   Bottom-Up Review. Analysis of Key DoD Assumptions.

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

Personal Author(s) : Sternlieb, Steven ; Pickup, Sharon ; Wood, William ; Gannon, Barbara ; Payne, Richard

PDF Url : ADA296549

Report Date : JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : In its bottom-up review of the nation's defense needs, the Department of Defense (DOD), among other things, judged that it is prudent to maintain the capability to fight and win two nearly simultaneous major regional conflicts, and determined the forces, capability improvements, and funding necessary to do so. DOD used the results of the bottom-up review to develop its fiscal year 1995 budget and Future Years Defense Program. Because the bottom-up review is the basis for DOD'S planning, programming, and budgeting for the foreseeable future, GAO examined DOD's assumptions about key aspects of the two-conflict strategy to determine whether they reasonably support DOD's conclusion that the projected force, with capability improvements, can execute the strategy. GAO did not review the rationale for DOD's decision to select the two-conflict strategy.

Descriptors :   *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, NATIONS, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE