Accession Number:

ADA314488

Title:

Contingency Operations: Update on DoD's Fiscal Year 1995 Cost and Funding.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-06-27

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

The Department of Defense DOD participated in contingency operations in several places, including Haiti, Southwest Asia, and the former Yugoslavia during fiscal year 1995. To help cover the incremental costs of these operations, the Congress provided DoD with a supplemental appropriation. While DoD ended fiscal year 1995 with supplemental funding of 12 million above its reported incremental costs, some of the services and defense-wide agencies as a whole had reported costs in excess of their supplemental appropriations while other services reported costs below their supplemental appropriations. Costs surged in September 1995. Based on continued interest in these issues, the report provides information on 1 how the services that reported costs in excess of supplemental funding covered their shortfalls and 2 why the surge occurred. The Congress appropriated 253 billion for DoD for fiscal year 1995, of which 92 billion was for operation and maintenance OM. Through fiscal year 1996, DoDS annual appropriations have not included fluids for possible contingency operations. DoD has not budgeted for the incremental costs of military operations or contingencies. It has budgeted to be ready to conduct such operations. When the services have had to conduct these operations, the planned budget execution cycle was disrupted. DoD then had to absorb the incremental costs of these operations, which were mostly OM items, within its appropriations or seek supplemental appropriations.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE