A progress report from the commission tasked with overhauling DoD’s 60-year-old budgeting process

The expert commission Congress has tasked with proposing overhauls to DoD’s planning and budgeting processes is still a year away from delivering its final report. But the Commission on Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution Reform has already gathered a huge amount of information. In its first progress report, the commission says it’s held 27 formal meetings, interviewed 280 people and organizations, and launched research studies on more than a dozen topics.
For an update on the commission’s work, Jared Serbu talked with the panel’s chair and vice chair: Bob Hale, a former DoD comptroller and chief financial officer, and Ellen Lord, a former DoD undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment.