Army Budget:

Potential Reductions to the Operation and Maintenance Budget

NSIAD-88-223: Published: Sep 29, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1988.

Additional Materials:

Contact:

Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800
youngc1@gao.gov

Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Army's: (1) justifications for its fiscal year (FY) 1989 operation and maintenance budget request; and (2) prior-year spending patterns to identify potential reductions and budget issues.

GAO found that: (1) the Army requested $22.085 billion for FY 1989 operation and maintenance, a 4.5-percent increase from its FY 1988 appropriation; (2) there were potential Flying Hour Program budget reductions of $12.4 million, based on the Army's historical underuse of funded flying hours, aircraft inventory adjustments, changes in aviator training requirements, and changes in aircraft cost factors; (3) increased aircraft cost factors offset those reductions by about $3.7 million; and (4) there were potential Force Modernization Program reductions of $5.9 million, based on a decrease in the number of fielded and sustained systems planned for FY 1989. GAO also found that Army operation and maintenance budget spending patterns included: (1) using mission funds for base operations activities; (2) using depot maintenance funds for central supply and transportation activities; (3) requesting funds for depot maintenance work for the succeeding FY; (4) using an overstated foreign exchange rate; and (5) reallocating unobligated funds to areas of congressional interest.

Jul 21, 2016

Jun 23, 2016

May 12, 2016

Apr 14, 2016

Mar 4, 2016

Oct 30, 2015

Sep 9, 2015

Aug 17, 2015

Jul 9, 2015

Apr 27, 2015

Looking for more? Browse all our products here