Accession Number : ADA262247


Title :   Building Flexibility: Financing Contingency Conflicts


Descriptive Note : Research paper


Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Bagby, Stephen T


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262247.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 38


Abstract : As military forces and Department of Defense (DoD) resources are reduced, the ability of the military services to finance contingency conflicts will become more difficult. This paper reviews the current DoD resource allocation system and existing authorities to determine if there is sufficient financial flexibility for DoD to operate contingency conflicts in a rapidly changing world environment. The current DoD resource allocation system produces impediments to executing a smooth contingency operation. The Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System produces broken programs, funding shortages, and unnecessary restrictions. Building in flexibility for financial managers requires the implementation of the following six recommendations: the establishment of a Contingency Operations Transfer Account; the development of reprogramming procedures exclusively for contingency operations; Congressional language permitting automatic increases to the stated transfer authority; streamlining the authorities outlined by the Food and Forage Act; requiring the budget formulation process to recognize fact-of-life changes; and streamlining emergency supplemental procedures to allow for quick Congressional approval of appropriations and authorizations for contingency operations.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS , *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , *PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING , *FINANCE , *MILITARY BUDGETS , LESSONS LEARNED , PERSIAN GULF WAR , FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT , LIMITATIONS , ALLOCATIONS , ADAPTATION


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE