OSD Plans Budget Lock By Dec. 30

By Dan Dupont, Amy Butler / December 3, 2002 at 5:00 AM
The Office of the Secretary of Defense last week issued a new budget schedule that shows the Pentagon leadership intends to wrap up its fiscal year 2004 defense budget request and outyear plans by the end of December. In many budget years, final decisions are not made until well into January. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, however, has substantially revised the budget process since taking over the Pentagon two years ago, combining previously separate and lengthy program and budget reviews into...

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