INTEGRATING VIEW OF FEDERAL PROGRAM BUDGETING,
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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The major objective of the memorandum is to propose an overall budget format for use in planning, appropriation, administration, and control within the entire Federal establishment. Program budgeting can aid in the preparation of operationally meaningful information on inputs and outputs, by paying due regard to policy objectives, costs, and time discussions. A program is a cluster of government activities that are in closer competition with each other than with those outside the program and whose output has a clearly identifiable purpose. It ties together various interdependent activities that enter into the output and about which decisions need to be made. For certain purposes it is useful to consider that the Federal government is concerned with five major decision areas --maintenance of national security, maintenance of law and order, social development, and general government operations.
- Administration and Management
- Economics and Cost Analysis