Accession Number:

ADA411072

Title:

Analysis of Characteristics in the Defense Supplemental Appropriations

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND PUBLICPOLICY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

118.0

Abstract:

The supplemental appropriation may be used as a budgetary tool for funding requirements. This study examined how the supplemental affected the Department of Defense DoD from fiscal year 1996 to fiscal year 2000. Furthermore, it examined the nature of the supplemental by studying its characteristics. Defense budgetary spending caps mandate that supplemental spending remain under certain limits. However, the use of the emergency designation has been a useful tool in expanding the amount of funds that the DoD may utilize. During the time of this study, the supplemental grew both in amounts and in the usage of the contingent emergency designation. In some cases, the President initiated supplemental spending, but in the latter years, it appeared that Congress took the lead. Furthermore, the need for supplementals went beyond one-time expenditures. Supplemental funding became a need to ensure readiness while the number of requirements grew and the emergency designation helped to make that possible.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE