Accession Number:

ADA222521

Title:

The Planning, Programming, Budgeting System (PPBS): A Historical Perspective

Descriptive Note:

Study project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-04-02

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The Planning, Programming, Budgeting System PPBS is the Department of Defenses formal process for arriving at resource allocation decisions. Its purpose is the translation of national objectives and strategy, strategy and military operations planning, military force types and levels into specific defense programs and the development of defense programs into a budget request. As stated in Department of Defense Directive 7045.14, The ultimate objective of PPBS shall be to provide the operational commanders-in-chief the best possible mix of forces, equipment, and support attainable within fiscal constraints. The purpose of this study project is to review the development of the Department of Defenses Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System from a historical perspective in order to gain a better understanding of the evolutionary development in PPBS, not only as a resource allocation and decision making process, but also as a vehicle for achieving organizational change.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE