Defense Budget and Financial Management

Budget: America First – A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017


Estimate #1—FY 2017 Appropriations Request: Department of Defense to rebuild the U.S. Armed Forces and accelerate the campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, and Department of Homeland Security for urgent border protection activities.—3/16/17

Reference Material:
America First – A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again

HR 1301 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017

Monday, March 20th, 2017


H.R. 1301 — Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017
(Rep. Frelinghuysen, R-NJ)

The Administration supports House passage of H.R. 1301, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year (FY) ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes. The bill funds critical national security needs.

Trends in Spending by the Department of Defense for Operation and Maintenance – January 2017

Friday, February 17th, 2017


The Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) budget consists of appropriations for the following purposes: compensating military personnel; developing and purchasing weapons; building bases, facilities, and housing; and supporting day-to-day operations. The largest single appropriation category in DoD’s base budget is the operation and maintenance (O&M) account, which funds day-to-day operations ranging from health care to equipment maintenance.

You can find the full PDF here

Significant Efforts Still Needed for Remediating Audit Readiness Deficiencies

Friday, February 17th, 2017


The Schedules of Budgetary Activity (Budgetary Schedules) for the Army, Navy, and Air Force for fiscal year 2015 reflected current year budget activity as an interim step toward producing an auditable Statement of Budgetary Resources that will reflect multiyear budget activity. All three of the independent public accountants (IPA) contracted to audit these fiscal year 2015 Budgetary Schedules issued disclaimers, meaning that the IPAs were unable to express an opinion because of a lack of sufficient evidence to support the amounts presented.
Read the full report.

Presidential Executive Order on Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs

Monday, January 30th, 2017


30 January 2017

On 30 January 2017, President Trump issued an executive order regarding the policy of the executive branch to be prudent and financially responsible in the expenditure of funds, from both public and private sources. The Executive Order also addressed the regulatory cap for FY2017 and the annual regulatory cost submission to OMB.

Read the complete Executive Order

2 February 2017

Memorandum: Interim Guidance Implementing Section 2 of the Executive Order of January 30, 2017, Titled “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs”

Memorandum for: Regulatory Policy Officers at Executive Departments and Agencies and Manning And Executive Directors of Certain Agencies and Commissions.

FROM: Dominic J. Mancini, Acting Administrator
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs

Read the memorandum posted 2 February 2017, on the White House's Briefing Room

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