Efficiency and Economy in Government Through New Budgeting and Accounting Procedures

by David Novick

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A 1954 proposal of a method of budgeting and accounting for the Federal Government, with special reference to the military departments and to the Air Force in particular. The budget considered is based on missions performed by organizational units operating specified types of primary equipment. This concept permits the easy evaluation of differences in cost, gives operators better control over the relationship between resources and the mission assigned to them, and permits accumulation of information in meaningful terms at every level of activity up to and including policy making.

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