Defense Planning and Programming Categories: A Special Tool for Special Needs. Volume 3. Appendix E. Proposed Expanded DPPC Structure
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Defense Planning and Programming Categories DPPC are used by the Department of Defense in selected analyses to array Program Element PE organized resource data. This study evaluated the need for revising or replacing DPPC for analyses and reports produced by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense Force Management and Personnel OASDFMP. The report documents the history of the DPPC structure, its current uses and users, and the perceived strengths and weaknesses of the structure. The DPPC is compared to another major structure used by DoD in arraying PE-organized data - the Defense Mission Categories. Based on our analysis of OASDFMP needs, LMI has recommended that the DPPC not be replaced, since the original need for which the structure was developed - reporting DoD manpower requirements to Congress - continues to exist. The DPPC continues to be the structure most capable of providing the desired information. The structure can be amde more useful by expanding the level of detail tracked by the various categories, making the DpPC more comparable to the DMC, and by instituting certain management procedures.
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