Accession Number : ADA314844

Title :   1997 DoD Budget. Potential Reductions to Operational and Maintenance Program.

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

PDF Url : ADA314844

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : This report by the General Accounting Office (GAO) evaluates the military services' and Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year 1997 operation and maintenance (O&M) budget requests, which total $79 billion. GAO'S objective was to determine whether the O&M accounts should be funded in the amounts requested. GAO reviewed selected O&M activities managed by the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, and DOD at the headquarters level. We also reviewed O&M activities managed by U.S. Army, Europe (USAEUR); U.S. Forces Command (FORSCOM) Combat Command; and the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets. The command and activities were selected for review because (1) O&M funding levels are increasing, (2) ongoing and issued reports by us and DOD audit agencies disclosed programmatic issues with O&M implications, or (3) congressional committees' expressed interest Table 1 identified potential budget reductions of about $3.4 billion to the fiscal year 1997 O&M budget requests.

Descriptors :   *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *REDUCTION, *MILITARY BUDGETS, MAINTENANCE, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), EUROPE, WARFARE, AIR FORCE, NAVY, TABLES(DATA), ARMY.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE