Accession Number : ADA331016

Title :   Future Years Defense Program: DOD's 1998 Plan Has Substantial Risk in Execution.

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

PDF Url : ADA331016

Report Date : 23 OCT 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : Since its bottom-up review in 1993, the Department of Defense (DOD) has repeatedly stated that it must reduce its infrastructure to offset the cost of future modem weapon systems. Our analysis of DOD'S Future Years Defense Programs (FYDP) for fiscal years 1996 and 1997 showed that DOD continued to allocate about the same percentage of its budget for infrastructure activities as it did at the time of the bottom-up review and that planned weapon systems increases had repeatedly been shifted further into the future with each succeeding FYDP. As requested, we compared DOD'S fiscal year 1998 FYDP with the FYDP for fiscal year 1997. Specifically, we determined (1) how major programs were adjusted from the 1997 FYDP to the 1998 FYDP and (2) how these adjustments may affect programs in the future. We also identified proposed Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) initiatives that could impact future FYDPS. We do not reflect any adjustments that may have been taken by the Committees on Authorizations and Appropriations during their reviews of the fiscal year 1998 defense budget request.

Descriptors :   *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *WEAPON SYSTEMS, *FEDERAL BUDGETS, NATIONAL SECURITY, RISK, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, FORECASTING, COSTS, INFRASTRUCTURE.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE