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October 22, 2008

DHS Budgeting Learns from DOD Practice; 5-Year Guidance to be Issued

Filed under: Budgets and Spending — by Jonah Czerwinski on October 22, 2008

The DHS Office of Strategic Plans will host a briefing to describe the new DHS Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) process and the forthcoming FY 2011-2015 Integrated Planning Guidance (IPG) that derives from it.

The Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) process is the Department of Defense internal methodology used to allocate resources to capabilities deemed necessary to accomplish the Department’s missions. One output of the PPBE process is the funding proposed to be included in the President’s Budget submitted to Congress. The PPBE process evolved from the Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System (PPBS), introduced by Defense Secretary McNamara in the early 1960’s into.

Over the past year, the DHS Office of Policy and the DHS Management Directorate have modified and adapted a DHS-centric version of the PPBE process. While the DOD PPBE focuses on providing Unified Combatant Commanders with appropriate forces, equipment, and support, the IPG converts DHS strategic goals, strategic objectives, and policies into guidance for DHS directorates, components, and staff offices to conduct their own “programming, budgeting, execution, investment, and acquisition phases.”

On Oct. 27, DHS officials from throughout the department will make presentations about the PPBE process and the Integrated Planning Guidance for FY 2011-2015. I hope to attend and will blog here on anything insightful that comes of the five-year budget window.

UPDATE — Looks like I won’t be attending that briefing on the 2011-2015 budget guidance for DHS as it is for DHS personnel only. Shucks.

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Comment by William R. Cumming

October 22, 2008 @ 3:33 pm

Reform is in eye of beholder but this may be an important step.

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