Appropriations Distribution Trends with Regard to the Availability of Funds in the Don Budget.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This thesis examines the factors affecting the final outcome of the Dept. of the Navy DON budget, both monetary and political. Trends for the four major appropriations areas are analyzed to compare how their distributions changes with regard to availability of funds and Congressional influence. The data collected for the thirty year period FY55 through FY84 indicated that while DON budgeting is primarily incremental, some appropriations areas fare better than others with changing availability of funds. The Procurement PROC appropriation has been the most sensitive to the availability of funds, while Research, Development, Test and Evaluation RDTE also receives its largest shares of the budget during years of abundant funding. Operations and maintenance and military personnel fare better than RDTE and PROC during lean years, but worse than those categories during abundant years. Keywords Naval budgets Appropriations Incrementalism. Theses
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