Budgeting for National Security: A Whole of Government Perspective
Brook, Douglas A.
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There is a current argument that “national security” and “national defense” are no longer synonymous terms—that there is a new and broader definition for the activities that contribute to “the common defense.” A whole of government approach is suggested as a means for integrating and coordinating national security policies and programs. To support this approach, recommendations have been made for an integrated national security budget. Focusing on the executive budget process, three approaches to an integrated national security budget are examined: organization-based, program-based and function-based. Though there are questions about the importance of budget structure and the effectiveness of program budgeting, a whole of government integrated unified national security budget could facilitate the fiscal trade-offs required between alternative means of pursuing national security objectives in the executive budget.
The article of record as published may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JPBAFM-24-01-2012-B002
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