Should the Defense Reorganization Act of 1986 be Amended to Improve Resource Allocation
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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On 1 October 1986, Public Law 99-433 , known as the Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986, was signed into law. The Act prescribed significant changes in defense organization and procedures involving the Office of the Secretary of Defense OSD, the Joint Chiefs of Staff JCS, the commanders and combatant commands, and the Military Departments. Significantly, the Act changed the role that the Secretary of Defense, the Chairman JCS, and the CINCs have in resource allocation. That system is known as the Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System PPBS. This study explores the background of why the Congress felt a need to reorganize the Department of Defense and specifically evaluates the impact that Act has had on budgeting. Finally, this MSP provides recommendations and a conclusion about whether the budgeting aspects of the Act need further refinement to accomplish the goals Congress envisioned.
- Administration and Management
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics