Budgeting And Financial Management For National Defense (Hc)

Budgeting And Financial Management For National Defense (Hc)

by Jerry L Mccaffery, L. R. Jones, Jerry L. McCaffery
     
 

Most of the literature on public sector budgeting ignores defense budgeting, even though aircraft, ships, tanks, smart weaponry, skilled crews, electronically boosted infantry, and other facets of national defense represent a large part of the federal government's discretionary spending. The budget process that's been in place at the Pentagon since the 1960s guided… See more details below

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Most of the literature on public sector budgeting ignores defense budgeting, even though aircraft, ships, tanks, smart weaponry, skilled crews, electronically boosted infantry, and other facets of national defense represent a large part of the federal government's discretionary spending. The budget process that's been in place at the Pentagon since the 1960s guided the development, presentation, and execution of defense budgets through most of the Cold War and past it; since 2001, however, it's changed significantly. McCaffery and Jones, of the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, outline the old and new budget process and look at issues like resource management, budgetary politics, acquisition of goods and services, and recent efforts to transform the Defense Department. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593111052
Publisher:
Information Age Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
09/05/2000
Series:
Research in Public Management Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
492
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.25(d)

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Table of Contents

List of exhibits
Acknowledgments
1National defense policy and resource decision making : unique challenges1
2The federal government budget process21
3Budgeting for national defense : complicated but workable49
4The planning, programming, budgeting, and execution system87
5Congress and the defense budget : from the Cold War to the war on terrorism137
6Supplemental appropriations for national defense181
7Defense budget execution203
8Budget process participants : the Pentagon241
9Budget process participants : the claimants289
10Financial management and defense budgeting335
11Budgeting and management of weapons acquisition369
12National defense and federal government budgeting and management reform : history, transformation, and the future403
Definitions of abbreviations and acronyms437
References445
Index463

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