Accession Number : ADA314488

Title :   Contingency Operations: Update on DoD's Fiscal Year 1995 Cost and Funding.

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

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Report Date : 27 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The Department of Defense (DOD) participated in contingency operations in several places, including Haiti, Southwest Asia, and the former Yugoslavia during fiscal year 1995. To help cover the incremental costs of these operations, the Congress provided DoD with a supplemental appropriation. While DoD ended fiscal year 1995 with supplemental funding of $12 million above its reported incremental costs, some of the services and defense-wide agencies as a whole had reported costs in excess of their supplemental appropriations while other services reported costs below their supplemental appropriations. Costs surged in September 1995. Based on continued interest in these issues, the report provides information on (1) how the services that reported costs in excess of supplemental funding covered their shortfalls and (2) why the surge occurred. The Congress appropriated $253 billion for DoD for fiscal year 1995, of which $92 billion was for operation and maintenance (O&M). Through fiscal year 1996, DoD'S annual appropriations have not included fluids for possible contingency operations. DoD has not budgeted for the incremental costs of military operations or contingencies. It has budgeted to be ready to conduct such operations. When the services have had to conduct these operations, the planned budget execution cycle was disrupted. DoD then had to absorb the incremental costs of these operations, which were mostly O&M items, within its appropriations or seek supplemental appropriations.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *COST ANALYSIS, *MILITARY BUDGETS, CONGRESS, EMERGENCIES, CYCLES, ALLOCATIONS, SURGES, SOUTHWEST ASIA, YUGOSLAVIA, HAITI.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE