Accession Number : ADA314681

Title :   1997 Defense Budget: Potential Reductions and Rescissions to DoD's Procurement and RDT&E Programs.

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

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Report Date : 04 SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : The reports examines the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year 1997 budget request and prior years' appropriations for selected procurement and research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) programs. The objectives were to identify potential reductions in the fiscal year 1997 budget request and potential rescissions to prior years' appropriations. This report summarizes information provided to your staffs from April through June 1996. We identified opportunities to reduce fiscal year 1997 procurement and RDT&E requests by $3.2 billion and to rescind prior years' procurement and RDT&E appropriations by about $454.9 million. These reductions and/or rescissions can be made because schedules slipped, requirements changed, and issues affecting program funding emerged since the budget request was developed. The potential rescissions include about $35.6 million in excess prior years' appropriations for which obligational authority express on September 30,1996. DOD has requested congressional approval to reprogram some of these excess funds in its fiscal year 1996 omnibus reprogramming request and has identified some of these excess funds for possible use to pay for Bosnia operations.

Descriptors :   *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *REDUCTION, *RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, *MILITARY PROCUREMENT, *PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, *MILITARY BUDGETS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, ECONOMICS, PERFORMANCE TESTS, COSTS, SCHEDULING, ALLOCATIONS, TABLES(DATA).

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE