Planning Ahead in the Department of Defense

Published in: California Management Review, v. 4, no. 2, Summer 1963, p. 35-42

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 1963

by David Novick

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The Cost Analysis Department of the RAND Corporation, under a contract with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), has been assisting the Department of Defense in the development of a new planning-programming-budgeting process. This article describes in a general way the basic principles of the new process, and sheds further light on the vital question of defense expenses.

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