Review of Tooth-to-Tail. Transition Topic
DEFENSE BUSINESS BOARD WASHINGTON DC
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ISSUE Departments spending on infrastructure has remained relatively constant at approximately 42 of DoDs total spending In the private sector these expenses would be considered general overhead tail to DoD that management would work aggressively to continuously reduce to achieve greater efficiency It is not evident that DoD routinely goes to war on overhead to maximize its resources and gain efficiencies Current management tools are not effective at managing and reducing the Departments tail IMPORTANCE DoDs Total Budget Authority has increased 189 between 1980 and 2009 not including Supplemental authorizations DoD cannot afford a 42 overhead rate on a 694.2 Billion budget The Secretary cannot delegate such a perilous threat.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Military Forces and Organizations