Role of the Defense Resources Board in the Planning Phase of the Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System
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ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The Defense Resources Board DRB was established to be the Secretary of Defenses focal point for the Department of Defenses Planning, Programming, and Budgeting PPBS. The DRB initially participated only in the programming and budgeting phases of PPBS. It did not concern itself with the planning phase until 1981. Several memorandums were initiated by the Deputy Secretary of Defense DEPSECDEF in the Spring of 1981 which directed the DRB to become more involved in the planning phases of PPBS. In the years prior to 1981, the near- term and long-range plans were not resource constrained. The programs and budgets developed to execute the plan were resource constrained and they more likely did not support the plan. The DEPSECDEFs Memorandum directed the DRB to get involved in the early stages of the planning process. The involvement of the DRB in the planning process would ensure that near-term and long-range plans were resource constrained. The end result would be a budget developed from programs that supported the plan. Even though the DRB has been involved in the planning process would ensure that near-term and long-range plans were resource constrained. The end result would be a budget developed from programs that supported the plan. Even though the DRB has been involved in the planning phase of PPBS since 1981, there still exists a lack of information on how the DRB influences the planning phase of PPBS. In explaining the DRBs role, this study provides information on the Defense Guidance DG and several other planning documents. The study points out the DRBS mission and how it is organized to accomplish its tasks.
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