1994 Defense Budget:

Potential Reductions, Rescissions, and Restrictions to Procurement Programs

NSIAD-93-303BR: Published: Sep 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1993.

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GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 1994 budget request and prior years' appropriations for selected procurement programs, focusing on: (1) potential reductions to the DOD FY 1994 budget request; (2) rescissions to prior FY appropriations; and (3) congressional restrictions on DOD obligational authority for selected FY 1994 procurement programs.

GAO found that: (1) DOD FY 1994 and prior years' appropriations for selected procurement programs can be reduced due to schedule delays, questions over the budget request process, changes in threat and program requirements; (2) potential DOD budget reductions totalled $$1,981.9 million, prior year rescissions totalled $902.2 million, and congressional restrictions on DOD obligational authority totalled $1,178.9 million; (3) potential budget reductions in the Army's procurement budget request totalled $234.085 million, rescissions in the Army's 1992 and 1993 procurement budget request totalled $51.8 million, and restrictions on the Army's 1994 obligational authority totalled $791.190 million; (4) potential budget reductions in the Navy's procurement budget request totalled $59.187 million, rescissions in the Navy's 1992 and 1993 procurement budget request totalled $542.325 million, and restrictions on the Navy's 1994 obligational authority totalled $143.348 million; (5) potential budget reductions in the Air Force's procurement budget request totalled $1,658.838 million, rescissions in the Air Force's 1992 and 1993 procurement budget request totalled $248.104 million, and restrictions on the Air Force's 1994 obligational authority totalled $234.400 million; and (6) potential reductions in multiservice and DOD-wide appropriations totalled $29.8 million, rescissions in multiservice and DOD-wide 1993 appropriations totalled $60 million, and restrictions on multiservice and DOD-wide obligational authority totalled $10 million.

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