Accession Number : ADA309241

Title :   An Evolution of Department of Defense Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System: From SECDEF McNamara to VCJCS Owens.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : DeCandido, Carol L.

PDF Url : ADA309241

Report Date : 15 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The Planning, Programming and Budgeting System (PPBS), developed in 1961 by Rand Corporation economists for then Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, has been the sole method used for defense resourcing. Has PPBS become an efficient and effective way of jointly assessing the Department of Defense's (DoD) requirements verses resources? This paper will trace the history of PPBS, from its' inception in 1961 until today, discuss the PPBS merits and pitfalls, and provide issues for consideration in modifying the current system. In order for the United States to ' . . . remain an influential voice in international . . . military affairs' (National Security Strategy of February 1995), the military departments need to find a more corporate way to get the most from our declining defense resources.

Descriptors :   *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, *MILITARY BUDGETS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES, NATIONAL SECURITY, ACQUISITION, ACCOUNTING, COST EFFECTIVENESS, ECONOMIC IMPACT, EFFICIENCY, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, MILITARY PROCUREMENT, TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT, DEFENSE PLANNING.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE