Accession Number : ADA329884

Title :   Paying for Military Readiness and Upkeep: Trends in Operation and Maintenance Spending.

Corporate Author : CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE (U S CONGRESS) WASHINGTON DC

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Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : Pressures to find money for new weapon systems are pushing the Department of Defense (DoD) to take a fresh look at its infrastructure. Spending on operation and maintenance (O&M) is one of the chief sources of funding for infrastructure. In order to realize its plans and meet the level of defense spending included in the 1998 Congressional budget resolution, DoD may have to cut $ 11 billion from its current level of annual spending on O&M by 2002. In light of past trends, that could be difficult and would require either major changes in the amount or method of providing O&M support or reductions in the number of forces. This analysis, prepared by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) for the Defense Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, examines how O&M spending grew in the 1980s and fell in the 1990s. The study highlights changes that could be made to achieve lower levels of spending by 2002. In keeping with CBO's mandate to provide objective analysis, the study makes no recommendations.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY BUDGETS, MILITARY OPERATIONS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, COMBAT READINESS, OPERATIONAL READINESS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, MILITARY PROCUREMENT.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE