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September 23, 2022

Overview: Six Guiding Principles of a Next-Generation Defense Budget System Whitepaper

Now more than ever our adversaries are posing a real threat to our economy, sovereignty, and security. As other countries are investing in r...

Financial Management
July 27, 2022

PPBE Commission Recommendation: Congress should require the DoD to utilize scenario-based prioritization budgeting tools

Congress has made improving the financial system of the DoD a main priority to eliminate the acquisition “Valley of Death” and allow the U.S...

Financial Management
May 24, 2022

DoD PPBE Data Problems Can Be Fixed Now

As the fervor for PPBE modernization increases, Federal News Network and Decision Lens continued their series on Modernizing Federal Governm...

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April 28, 2022

Why data visibility, granularity, and accuracy are keys to better PPBE

According to Google Trends, searches for the term PPBE (The DoD’s Programming, Planning, Budget, and Execution process) nearly doubled betwe...

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April 21, 2022

How the Army will balance contingency and long-term needs

“We're frequently working on three budgets at the same time” – Douglas Bush, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and ...

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March 25, 2022

Modernizing PPBE: DoD budget process must keep up with real needs

On March 22, Tom Temin of Federal News Network interviewed Juliet Beyler the Executive Director for U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa’s fo...

Financial Management
March 17, 2022

Automating PPBE: Decision Lens Cofounder and CSO speaks with Federal News Network

“Planners are in a permanently reactive state because of these antiquated processes,” said Dan Saaty, Decision Lens co-founder and Chief Sci...

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March 02, 2022

How TRADOC Modernized its UFR Process

United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) The United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) is responsible for r...

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November 04, 2021

Everything you need to know about PPBS

What is PPBS? The Planning Programming Budgeting System (PPBS), also frequently referred to as PPBE, is a resource allocation system that su...

Financial Management
August 02, 2021

Top 6 Tips to Getting Your Budget Approved

Across the Federal Government there are many challenges in getting to the point where a budget is ready for submission, including, time crun...

Financial Management
July 08, 2021

POM Budget Planning 2.0: Reducing Risk and Ensuring Readiness

What is the POM cycle (Program Objective Memorandum cycle)? The Program Objective Memorandum (POM) is part of the Programming Phase of the P...

Financial Management
June 22, 2021

PPBE: Everything You Need to Know

What is PPBE? There are three processes (Acquisition, Requirements, and Funding) supporting the Defense Acquisition System. The Planning, Pr...

Financial Management
June 10, 2021

Q&A from ASMC PDI Panel Modernizing DoD Financial Management Reporting

The push for real-time analytics across the DoD has reached a fever pitch. Though private industry has made great strides over the last 20 y...

Financial Management
April 28, 2021

3 ways Automating Budgeting Formulations will Transform your Organization

Charneta Samms, Chief, Plans and Programs, Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM),  Army Research Laboratory (ARL); and Gregory Li...

Financial Management
April 07, 2021

Ensuring Readiness: Modernizing the PPBE Process


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January 14, 2021

Panel: Financial Management Challenges are Consistent Across the DoD


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December 18, 2020

UFR Process Modernization: Transitioning from UFR 1.0 to UFR 2.0

"The singular pain point in the process is really being able to line up true requirements in evaluating risks based on previously establishe...

Financial Management
May 21, 2020

Time is Money: How To Gain It Back By Removing Value-Deficient Programs And Tasks

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April 16, 2020

Adjusting Resources Quickly In Times Of Crisis

  The New Reality  There aren't enough hours in the day, dollars in the bank, or people on the floor these days. You've been the lucky one d...

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June 03, 2019

4 Signs You’re Not Allocating Resources Efficiently

Successful businesses are constantly finding ways to streamline costs, eliminate waste and improve profitability levels. Stakeholders want a...

Financial Management
January 28, 2019

Gartner Case Study on Cost Cutting via Portfolio Management at Boeing

When technology is squarely at the center of your business differentiation, trying to find ways to cut costs OUT of technology can be an ard...

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