Budgeting for National Defense Acquisition: Assessing System Linkage and the Impact of Transformation
Research rept. 1 Oct 2004-30 Jun 2005
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC POLICY
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In this article, the authors conduct a processual analysis Barzelay 2003 Barzelay and Gallego, 2005 to assess evidence and test the following hypothesis The complicated architecture and processes of national defense planning, programming, budgeting, and execution and the defense acquisition decision system lead to unintended and negative consequences for defense acquisition and procurement. The purpose of this article is to identify key points of linkage weakness or failure between Department of Defense DoD financial management and acquisition decision systems. The authors first describe the DoD Planning, Programming, and Budgeting PPB system and decision process, and then provide an analysis of recent changes to the PPB. Next, they describe the Defense Acquisition System DAS in detail. This leads them, by drawing on interview data, to identify systems linkages and areas of misalignment between the Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution System PPBES and the DAS. Finally, they provide conclusions with respect to their hypothesis, analysis of consequent key problems and issues, and areas that require further research.
- Administration and Management
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies