DOD BudgetSelected Categories of Planned Funding for Fiscal Years 1995-99 Gao ID: NSIAD-95-92 February 17, 1995
GAO identified programs in the Defense Department's (DOD) future funding plans for fiscal years 1995-99 for the following 13 categories: environmental cleanup and restoration, defense conversion, DOD dependents schools and Junior ROTC, basic research, counter-drug efforts, humanitarian and foreign assistance programs, civilian separation pay and military temporary early retirement authority, grants to colleges and universities, operation of the 89th Military Airlift Wing at Andrews Air Force Base, medical education and noncombat-related medical research, support for foreign military sales, antiterrorism activities, and pay and allowances to jailed military personnel. GAO notes that DOD planned to fund about $13 billion to $15 billion annually for programs in these 13 categories when the President submitted his fiscal year 1995 budget in February 1994. More than half of the funds are in the operations and maintenance account, which traditionally has funded combat training and other readiness-related items. The largest part of the remaining funds are in the research, development, test, and evaluation account.
GAO found that: (1) DOD planned funding of $13 billion to $15 billion annually for programs in the selected areas; (2) program estimates may have changed as a result of congressional action and adjustments to the Future Years Defense Program; and (3) most of the funds for these programs are in the operations and maintenance and research, development, test, and evaluation appropriation accounts.