Accession Number : ADA311146

Title :   Operation and Maintenance Funding. Trends in Army and Air Force Use of Funds for Combat Forces and Infrastructure.

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

PDF Url : ADA311146

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : The Secretary of Defense has stated that the Department of Defense (DOD) must begin to increase procurement funding if it is to have a modern future force. The Secretary wants to reform the acquisition process and streamline the infrastructure to pay, in part, for force modernization. In this regard, DOD has projected decreases in the operation and maintenance (O&M) account and increases in the procurement account beginning in fiscal year 1998 as reflected in the Future Years Defense Program submissions to Congress. The report reviewed how the Army and the Air Force obligated their annual O&M funds and compared their obligations to what was requested in the President's budgets. It determined what portion of total obligations was used for infrastructure activities as opposed to combat forces. The Navy was not included in the review because, at the headquarters level, it does not maintain the level of budget request and obligation data we needed for the analysis.

Descriptors :   *FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, *MILITARY MODERNIZATION, *COMBAT FORCES, *ARMY BUDGETS, *AIR FORCE BUDGETS, *INFRASTRUCTURE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, ACQUISITION, RECRUITING, PATTERNS, MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT, MILITARY TRAINING, AIR FORCE PROCUREMENT, ARMY PROCUREMENT.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE