An Analysis of the Biennial Budget Process
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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This thesis analyzed a federal biennial budget process from a congressional viewpoint. The thesis examined the reasons for considering the adoption a biennial budget process and explored possible advantages and disadvantages associated with a biennial budget process. A literature search was performed to outline the budget process prior to consideration of a biennial budget process, to determine the original purpose and support for the requirement of a biennial budget submission, and to describe some of the alleged advantages and disadvantages associated with a biennial budget process. A structured interview questionnaire was developed from the information gathered during the literature review. Experts in the field were identified and interviews arranged with the assistance of the Air Force Legislative Liaison Office. A total of 16 interviews were conducted over a five day period in Washington, DC during May 1988. The informed opinions of the committee staffers and defense analysts involved in the spending portions of the federal budget process were used to indicate the congressional viewpoints on federal biennial budgeting.
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