Congressional oversight of the fiscal year 1995 environmental security budget and its implications for the DoD acquisition process
Bean, Robert A.
Doyle, Richard B.
Owen, Walter E.
MetadataShow full item record
This thesis examines congressional oversight of the environmental security budget of the U.S. Department of Defense. Congressional oversight profiles the formal finding categories employed by Congress, including Operations and Maintenance, Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, and Military Construction, as well as the pillar approach adopted by the Department of Defense, which uses the concepts of cleanup, compliance, conservation, and pollution prevention. Budget requests from fiscal years 1984 through 1994 are reviewed and analyzed to identify budgeting and oversight patterns. The fiscal year 1995 request for $5.7 billion is tracked through the congressional budget process. Special attention is given to the Environmental Consequences Analysis of Major Defense Acquisition Programs Act. The study finds that environmental finding increased moderately in the 1980s, then rose significantly in the early 1990s. By fiscal year 1994, the cumulative decline in total defense spending and congressional dissatisfaction with DoD environmental restoration policy ended the growth in environmental security budgets. Congress encouraged DoD to reduce environmental costs by improving, or "greening" the acquisition process. Defense environmental programs are vulnerable to reduction because they are seen as marginal to security during a period of budget austerity.
RightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Fiscal oversight of Defense Department environmental cleanup and compliance activity, fiscal years 1984-1993 Kunkel, Kurt Lance (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1992-12);This thesis investigates the legislative and fiscal oversight role the Congress has played in directing and funding Department of Defense environmental cleanup and compliance efforts for fiscal years 1984 through 1993. ...
Congressional budget oversight of the Military Strategic and Tactical Relay (MILSTAR) Satellite Communications System, fiscal years 1982-1995 Davis, Julius W. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1995-03);This thesis examines the congressional budgetary oversight exercised by Congress for the Military Strategic and Tactical Relay (MILSTAR) Satellite Communications System acquisition program during Fiscal Years 1982-1995. ...
An application of content analysis to determine congressional behavior in relation to the defense budget Camp, Robert Thomas (1975-06);Congress exercises its power over the federal purse and the Defense Budget through its budgetary process. This thesis is part of a continuing effort to analyze the changing role of Congress in Defense policy making. The ...