Accession Number : ADP001270

Title :   Capability Programming: Resources to Achieve Combat Capability Objectives,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Cohen,I. K. ; Bigelow,J. H. ; Drezner,S. M.

Report Date : NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Capability programming is concerned with providing the resources required to achieve combat capability objectives. Although capability programming is our assigned topic for this conference, we believe it's important to discuss capability programming in the context of the entire Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System (PPBS). We will be emphasizing that the support area requires increasing integration of the various stages of the PPBS. Those PPBS stages also need to be integrated with support resource requirements systems, which in the Air Force are operated by the Air Force Logistics Command. Requirements systems are also the means for executing the budget, given an approved program. We will urge further that an upgraded requirements system should estimate alternative resource capabilities and their costs to enhance programming for support.

Descriptors :   *Planning programming budgeting, *Resource management, *Combat support, Combat readiness, Air Force planning, Air Force budgets, Financial management, Military requirements, Costs, Allocations, Cost estimates, Management, Decision making, Management information systems, Integration, Logistics support, Systems analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE