An examination of the stabilized rate setting process within the Defense Business Operations Fund
Friend, Gregory C.
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The Defense Business Operations Fund (DBOF) utilizes a system to stabilized rates in order to facilitate orderly budget planning and execution by DBOF customers. This thesis examines the process of rate setting. Data from a number of budget years is examined in order to analyze the fluctuation pattern of the rates from year to year. The extent of the fluctuation and their underlying causes will be addressed. Background information includes an explanation of DBOF, how it operates, the activities that it encompasses, as well as its strengths and weaknesses.