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1 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Headquarters U.S. Air Force 1 Obligations and Expenditures Expiring Year Funds Budget Documentation Ms Maria White AFLCMC/EBYA ASMC Luncheon October 2014

2 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Topics for Discussion Obligations & Expenditures Expiring Year Funds Budget Documentation 2

3 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Obligations & Expenditures: RDT&E Goals 3 RDT&E goals for both Obs & Exp, but primarily judged on Expenditures Assumes both obs/exp are linear monthly consistent amount Does not generally consider hardware buys in EMD

4 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Obligations & Expenditures: Procurement Goals 4 Procurement goals Obs only since production expenditures non-linear

5 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Obligations & Expenditures: Impact of Not Meeting Goals 5 Programs not meeting goals deemed “forward financed” Results in Congressional Marks or OSD reductions during POM Congress looks during PB cycle at all active years – 3 possible results Rescind (withdraw) prior year funds deemed excess/early to need “Mark” reducing current PB request Successful defense of funds required with no marks/rescissions OSD “snaps chalk line” for execution status end of 1 st year availability Look for “forward financed” programs to “re-phase” in POM/PBR Likely outcome: difference between where program is, and where it ought to be taken as “source” to pay higher HQ bills in POM/PBR

6 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Obligations & Expenditures: Example OSD Reduction 6 Under-Execution OSD Resource Management Decision (RMD) redux: Program X appropriated FY 14 RDT&E:$10.0M End of 1 st year expenditure goal (55%): 5.5M Actual end of 1 st year expenditures: - 1.0M Perceived forward financing: 4.5M Program X POM submission CurrentAfter RMD re-phase FY16: $10.0MFY16: $ 5.5M FY17: $10.0MFY17: $ 12.0M FY18: $10.0MFY18: $ 12.5M Total: $30.0M $ 30.0M Frees up $4.5M in FY16 (first year of POM/PBR) for OSD to apply funds to under-funded/higher priorities Gets program back in phase

7 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Obligations & Expenditures: What NOT to Say Know your goals…Congressional Staffers, OSD Comptroller and AQXR all know them and judge you against them from Day 1 The following excuses/reasons for under-execution are considered “whining” in DC: “CRA prevented me from obligating as much as I planned” “The AF didn’t release all the CRA to me I requested” “The AF hasn’t released funds to me yet, even though Congress passed the appropriation 60 (90, etc) days ago.” “My program has too many contracting actions to complete and not enough contracting staff.” 7 FM, PK and PM need to have realistic contract award schedules and strong communication to keep obs/exp on plan

8 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Expiring Year Funds AF loses several hundred M$ annually due to inability to obligate expiring funds Excess program funds not allowed by Congress to be reprogrammed Funds excess to programs which have max’d BTR flex out Poor planning/execution of program spend plans Inability to award contracts before end of FY Nov/Dec data call from AQXR designed to ID expiring funds early to reprogram to higher AF (or OSD) priorities via ATR or BTR Contingent Liability needs to be labeled as such Programs must ID inch-stone schedules to obligation Failure to provide inch-stones = lack of plan = funds pulled If RFP hasn’t yet been issued by time of data call, funds likely deemed excess by AQXR and pulled for reprogramming 8 FM, PK and PM need to have realistic contract award schedules and strong communication to get expiring year funds awarded

9 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Budget Document Hierarchy: J-Books Justification Books (J-Books) Compilation of budget exhibits for specific appropriation submitted to Congress as part of the President’s Budget (PB) Congress expects Air Force to only spend appropriated funds in execution on the tasks described in the J-books Air Force unclassified J-books for FY13 PB = 7,151 pages Air Force J-Books affecting EB programs: Aircraft Procurement (APAF, 3010): 2 volumes Missile Procurement (MPAF, 3020): 1 volume Other Procurement (OPAF, 3080): 1 volume Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDT&E, 3600): 4 volumes Operations & Maintenance (O&M, 3400): 7 volumes Approved J-Books submitted as part of annual President’s Budget requests can be found at: 9

10 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e The Budget Doc “Message” Defends the AF POM (to OSD) or the PB (to Congress) Never mention what Air Force or OSD “did” to the program Reflects the PEO and AF message and plan Consistent with Congressional interactions Provides funding breakout consistent with execution plans Specific enough to clearly identify funds required General enough to allow for the fact “life happens” in the 9-12 months between writing docs and getting funds to execute Too specific: Conduct study to determine if 2-seat variant of aircraft is feasible to implement into the fleet Too general: Conduct studies Better: Conduct studies and analysis, including but not limited to 2-seat feasibility, GPS update requirements, etc. 10 General Specificity and Specific Generalities

11 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e The POM vs. the Budget Docs (aka J Books) The POM is important because… …it gets MAJCOM and CFLI priorities to Air Staff …it gets those same priorities through Air Staff to OSD …it gets AF the chance to ASK for the $$ from Congress Budget Docs are EQUALLY if not MORE important because… …they’re what Congress uses to actually GIVE AF the $$ …they tell the story that goes along with the numbers …incomplete/wrong story, results in cuts or restrictive language …they’re the only place detailed breakouts are really scrutinized by people who remember from year to year what AF tells them 11

12 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Budget Docs (J-books) vs. Christmas Budget docs are like Christmas shopping because… …no one likes to do it …everyone puts it off until the last minute, rushing through it to just “get it done” Budget docs are NOT like Christmas shopping because… …all sales (submissions) are FINAL ….if you don’t get the docs right you’re stuck with the having to execute to what you wrote, OR turning funds back because your plan changed and you have no authority to execute it 12

13 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Bottom Line Obligations/Expenditures very important to maintain future funding Accurate forecasting of expiring year funds inch-stones key to not having them withdrawn If you don’t have a plan, offer funds up early for others to use Budget docs are Bible of how program can spend funds – treat them with the appropriate attention and respect 13

14 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Questions?


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