USAF to kick off ‘zero-based review’ of all programmes

07 December 2017

The US Air Force (USAF) has announced it plans to conduct a complete review of its programmes and structures to better align them with a forthcoming national defence strategy and to prepare for the Pentagon’s next five-year budget plan.

In January 2018 the USAF will kick off a “Zero-Based Review of all Air Force programmes, budget accounts, and associated manpower authorisations”, the service said in a 6 December statement. “The review will examine whether the right services are being provided the right way across the air force,” it added.

Its results and recommendations are to be reported by March 2018 to help mould the five-year budget plan (called a Program Objective Memorandum, or POM) starting in fiscal year 2020 (FY 2020).

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