1997 Defense Budget: Potential Reductions and Rescissions to DoD's Procurement and RDT&E Programs.
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV
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The reports examines the Department of Defenses DOD fiscal year 1997 budget request and prior years appropriations for selected procurement and research, development, test, and evaluation RDTE programs. The objectives were to identify potential reductions in the fiscal year 1997 budget request and potential rescissions to prior years appropriations. This report summarizes information provided to your staffs from April through June 1996. We identified opportunities to reduce fiscal year 1997 procurement and RDTE requests by 3.2 billion and to rescind prior years procurement and RDTE appropriations by about 454.9 million. These reductions andor rescissions can be made because schedules slipped, requirements changed, and issues affecting program funding emerged since the budget request was developed. The potential rescissions include about 35.6 million in excess prior years appropriations for which obligational authority express on September 30,1996. DOD has requested congressional approval to reprogram some of these excess funds in its fiscal year 1996 omnibus reprogramming request and has identified some of these excess funds for possible use to pay for Bosnia operations.
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