Management Concepts

PPBE Workshop: Defense Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution

Available dates

Jan 13—15, 2020
3 days
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 889
USD 296 per day
Feb 10—12, 2020
USD 889
Mar 16—18, 2020
3 days
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 889
USD 296 per day
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About the course

The Department of Defense (DoD) Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) System determines which programs meet military strategy requirements and the amount of funding received. Financial and program management professionals must understand the rules and procedures that govern the development of budgets, as well as the decisions behind how much funding a program receives. You will gain a deep understanding of the DoD-specific PPBE process through discussion and exercises that use DoD artifacts and resources.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the roles and relationships of the building blocks of the planning, programming, budgeting, and execution (PPBE) process
  • Participate in the development, justification, and review of the services program and budget submissions
  • Identify purpose and content of key PPBE events and documents, who influences them, and their relative timing in the overall process
  • Outline the congressional action process and explain its influence on PPBE
  • Explain the basic elements of DOD budget execution, including appropriation life cycle, funding policies, reprogramming, reimbursables, and working capital funds
  • Understand the steps in developing and acquiring a major weapon system and the relationship between budget timetables and the funding requirements for a representative DOD acquisition program

Course Topics

Overview of PPBE Terms, Policies, and Procedures

  • Building Background
  • Where PPBE Fits
  • Overview of PPBE
  • PPBE Phases
  • Applying the Three Phases of PPBE
  • History of PPBE
  • Overview of DoD
  • Concepts and Terms
  • PPBE Guidance
  • PPBE Cycle
  • Government Performance and Results Act Modernization Act (GPRAMA)
  • Lesson Summary

Planning, Programming, and Budgeting

  • Building Background
  • Review of DoD Decision Support Systems
  • Strategy: The Foundation for All Major Processes
  • Planning Focus
  • Key Decision-Making Groups in the OSD
  • The Programming Phase
  • Budgeting Phase Overview
  • Resolving PPBE Issues
  • Surviving the OSD/OMB Budget Scrub
  • Review of PPBE Key Documents
  • Lesson Summary

Congress and Budget Action

  • Building Background
  • The Federal Budget Process
  • Congress
  • Lesson Summary

Budget Execution

  • Building Background
  • Budget Execution: The Result of PPBE
  • The Flow of Funds
  • Apportionment
  • DoD Appropriation Structure
  • Life Cycle of an Appropriation
  • Commitments and Obligations
  • Reimbursable Authority
  • Fiscal Law
  • DoD Key Funding Policies
  • Economic Analysis and Cost Estimates
  • Budget Execution Flexibility
  • Lesson Summary

Systems Acquisition Overview

  • Building Background
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Defense Acquisition Board (DAB)
  • The Defense Acquisition and Management Framework
  • The Framework
  • Five Phases of Acquisition Review
  • Cost Estimating Methods (CEMs)
  • PPBE: From Requirement to Capability (Summary)
  • Lesson Summary

Who should attend

This course is designed for financial, program, resource, and management professionals who need to understand the essential elements, procedures, and rules governing the development of budgets within the Department of Defense.

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