Paying for Military Readiness and Upkeep: Trends in Operation and Maintenance Spending.
CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE (U S CONGRESS) WASHINGTON DC
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Pressures to find money for new weapon systems are pushing the Department of Defense DoD to take a fresh look at its infrastructure. Spending on operation and maintenance OM is one of the chief sources of funding for infrastructure. In order to realize its plans and meet the level of defense spending included in the 1998 Congressional budget resolution, DoD may have to cut 11 billion from its current level of annual spending on OM by 2002. In light of past trends, that could be difficult and would require either major changes in the amount or method of providing OM support or reductions in the number of forces. This analysis, prepared by the Congressional Budget Office CBO for the Defense Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, examines how OM spending grew in the 1980s and fell in the 1990s. The study highlights changes that could be made to achieve lower levels of spending by 2002. In keeping with CBOs mandate to provide objective analysis, the study makes no recommendations.
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