FIGURE C-1

FIGURE C-1

The planning and programming phases’ linkage to Department of Defense departments. SOURCE: DAU. 2010. The Planning PPBE Phase. Available at https://dap.dau.mil/aphome/ppbe/Pages/Planning.aspx. Accessed August 10, 2010.

JPG. When complete, the POM describes, in detail, the proposed budget (forces, personnel, and funding) for the next 6 years.2 The POM may also describe what is not fully funded and the risks associated with the budget shortfall. Senior leaders of the OSD and Joint Staff review all of the military service POMs and integrate them into an overall coherent DoD program. For any shortfalls or any other issues with any portion of any POM, the OSD and Joint Staff can propose alternatives and marginally adjust budgets. As shown in Figure C-2, the Secretary of Defense settles any unresolved issues and writes them up in a Program Decision Memorandum (PDM).

The Budgeting Phase

The budgeting phase of the PPBES happens at the same time as the programming phase. Each DoD department and agency submits its budget estimate with its POM, and converts its program budget into the congressional appropriation structure format and submits it, along with justification. The budget forecasts

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DAU. 2010. The Planning PPBE Phase. Available at https://dap.dau.mil/aphome/ppbe/Pages/Plan-ning.aspx. Accessed August 10, 2010.



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