Program Budgeting within the Department of the Navy
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES
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This thesis examines the Department of the Navys budgetary process. It describes how the budgetary process works and analyzes the actions of the budget reviewing authorities. The Operations and Maintenance OM,N, budgets submitted by the Major Claimants are examined to determine budget strategies and their effects on the reviewing process. The data base used was the OM,N, FY1990 records from the Comptroller of the Navys NAVCOMPT office. This analysis found that Claimants who requested small 0-4.9 percent, increases, were the most successful at gaining budgetary increases. The most successful strategy was to minimize the initial NAVCOMPT cut, and aggressively use the reclama process to restore cuts. This appears to have been achieved through a strategy of aggressively line item justification. The OSDOMB review was essentially a mechanical, across the board cut, which was modest in size. Most of the review adjustments were pricing changes, or reflected program changes. Some of the Major Claimants are consistently better than others at achieving budgetary success.
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