Accession Number : ADA620372
Title : Responses to Fiscal Stress: A Comparative Analysis
Descriptive Note : MBA professional rept.
Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
Personal Author(s) : Carroll, David ; Moon, Peter ; Risley, Dena
Report Date : Dec 2013
Pagination or Media Count : 119
Abstract : The Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA; Pub. L. No. 112 25, 101, 125 Stat. 240) resulted from downward pressure on federal spending, as tax revenues decreased faster than expenditures and deficits became unsustainable. The BCA's discretionary spending caps mandate that the Department of Defense (DoD) cut $500 billion in outlays between fiscal years 2013 2022. These spending caps, temporarily delayed by the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA; Pub. L. No. 112 240, 901, 126 Stat. 2313), were realized on March 1, 2013, when $37 billion was sequestered from DoD's current year budget. The discretionary spending caps and sequester resulted as a consequence of Congress's inability to stipulate $1.2 trillion in cuts over a 10-year period in accordance with the BCA. Challenged by financial retrenchment, the DoD must now make choices within the framework of a new fiscal reality and fewer resources. How do DoD's financial retrenchment choices compare to historical choices of other government, quasi-government, and publicly traded organizations encountering similar fiscal stress? This project creates a framework through examination of comparable government, quasi-government, and publicly traded organizations to conduct a comparative analysis of the DoD's financial retrenchment choices.
Descriptors : *FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT , BUDGETS , DEFICIENCIES , ORGANIZATIONS , TAXES
Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE