New Army ASA (ALT) will bring Hill and Army experience to improving the acquisition of software, ramping up prototypes to production, and moving R&D into reality. All with just the right data justification.
The need to define budgets for programs two or more years before spending a single dime creates a challenge ensuring allocations align with spending at most Defense organizations. Is there a better way? We talk with the chief scientist at Decision Lens to find out.
Balancing current requirements and long range planning in a dynamic environment is an ongoing challenge under the Defense Department’s PPBE process.
Planning, programming, budget and execution requires the right data for Defense planners to get to where planning becomes a continuing process, not a once-a-year exercise.
The Defense Department’s venerable planning, programming, budgeting and execution process, the PPBE, is designed to create stability and predictability. But the real world imposes unpredictability and disruption. That’s the essential challenge for the PPBE, which has a five-year cycle starting with the POM, or program objective memorandum required of each program.
For certain military commands, program planning and budget execution are offset from their direct authority. A case in point is U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) and the co-located North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).