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Posted on 02/14/2012 1:02:18 PM PST by combat_boots

PRINCIPAL OBJECTIVES In January 2012 the Department published a paper -- “Defense Budget Priorities and Choices” – identifying the major budgetary changes made in response to the new defense strategy. Changes in the Fiscal Year 2013 Budget support U.S. defense strategy and are organized around four major themes:

1. Making more disciplined use of defense dollars.

2. Applying strategic guidance to force structure and investment.

3. Ensuring the quality of the all-volunteer force.

4. Fully supporting deployed warfighters.

Disciplined Use of Defense Dollars The FY 2013 budget continues the reform agenda advanced in the Department’s previous three budgets. The FY 2012 budget proposed more than $150 billion in efficiencies, which are being implemented. The FY 2013 budget proposes about $60 billion in additional reductions compared with last year’s plan, to be achieved over the next five years through improved business practices and changes in lower-priority programs. These savings will be applied to deficit reduction.

The Department will achieve efficiencies in travel and printing, enterprise information technology, strategic sourcing, better buying practices, streamlined installation support, rephasing military construction, and reducing expenses in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and Defense Agencies.

To provide better financial information, we are also increasing our emphasis on audit readiness and accelerating key timelines. At the Secretary’s direction, the Department is aiming to achieve audit readiness of the Statement of Budgetary Resources (SBR) for general funds by the end of Calendar Year 2014, three years ahead of the original schedule. The Department is on track to meet the legal requirements for full audit readiness for all DoD financial statements by 2017. We are also implementing a course-based certification program for defense financial managers to ensure that they receive the training needed for audit readiness and other keyinitiatives.

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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: airforce; army; dod; marines; nationalguard; navy; usaf; usmc
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1 posted on 02/14/2012 1:02:34 PM PST by combat_boots
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2 posted on 02/14/2012 1:05:09 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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