Changing the Department of Defense Legislative Program

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2. History of DoD Legislative Cycle. Amid the last five authoritative cycles:the General Counsel marked the yearly Call for Proposals\' reminder as ahead of schedule as August 22 and as late as October 1the Department presented its draft approval bill to Congress as right on time as March 3 and as late as April 19.

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Changing the Department of Defense Legislative Program

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History of DoD Legislative Cycle During the last five administrative cycles: the General Counsel marked the yearly Call for Proposals' update as right on time as August 22 and as late as October 1 the Department presented its draft approval bill to Congress as ahead of schedule as March 3 and as late as April 19

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Changes to Legislative Cycle The Department will issue the yearly Call for Proposals notice on June 15 to compare with existing courses of events for setting up the Department's financial plan. Controller will handle the Department's allocation recommendations amid a similar time period. The Department accommodation of appointment and approval recommendations to OMB will correspond with each other. By beginning the authoritative cycle in June, the aim is to finished – and send to Congress – the yearly national guard approval charge (NDAA) instantly after the President's financial plan.

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New Legislative Cycle Timelines June 15 - Distribute Call Memo all through DoD July 7 - Submit spending recommendations to OLC for DoD coordination and leeway August 7 - Submit non-spending proposition to OLC August 21 - Submit spending proposition to OMB for freedom October 6 - Submit non-spending proposition to OMB October 23 - Receipt of starting OMB spending plan passbacks November 29 - Receipt of introductory OMB non-spending plan passbacks After the POTUS Budget - Transmit NDAA to Congress

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Fiscal Year 2007 Timelines Budget Proposals Due to OLC Call Memo Issued Non-Budget Proposals Due to OLC Budget Proposals to OMB Non-Budget Proposals to OMB Initial Non-Budget Passbacks NDAA to Congress Initial Budget Passbacks August September October November December January February March April Budget Proposals Coordinated in DoD Non-Budget Proposals Coordinated in DoD OMB Coordination of Budget Proposals OMB Coordination of Non-Budget Proposals New Fiscal Year 2008 Legislative Cycle Timelines Non-Budget Proposals to OMB Initial Budget Passbacks Non-Budget Proposals Due to OLC Budget Proposals to OMB Initial Non-Budget Passbacks Call Memo Issued Budget Proposals Due to OLC June July August September October November December Budget Proposals Coordinated in DoD Non-Budget Proposals Coordinated in DoD OMB Coordination of Budget Proposals OMB Coordination of Non-Budget Proposals

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Discipline and Accountability To Accomplish the Proposed Changes: Senior Leadership should play a more dynamic part . Give more straightforward engagement to look after train. Re-distinguish essential and optional purposes of contact before they can take part. Settle on more prompt choices to determine debate inside DoD and with OMB. OLC will specifically draw in Principals all through procedure. More accentuation will be set on a strict adherence to the new courses of events and resubmission rules. In the course of recent years: 38 of 81 spending proposition were submitted to OLC on time. 139 of 508 non-spending proposition were submitted on time; 48 were submitted over 3 months late.

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Implementation of New Disciplined Timelines Late proposition submitted after the set up due dates will continue under the current, non-quickened courses of events and be transmitted to Congress after the NDAA. On the off chance that the submitting organization puts forth a persuading defense to legitimize the late accommodation, OLC will give the proposition an assisted coordination for conceivable fuse in the NDAA. For instance, the office gives documentation that the proposition couldn't be submitted on time since investigation or information important for its drafting was not accessible until after the due date.

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Resubmissions Proposals beforehand cleared by OMB will be given a streamlined survey. Proposition that neglected to go in the '07 NDAA will be acknowledged and quickly handled into the OLC framework if adequate defense is given for their resubmission. Proposition resubmitted subsequent to being beforehand dismisses by OMB or DoD will require extra defense gave by the central before OLC will acknowledge them.

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Added Participation Legislative Affairs will give Congress' point of view on proposition all through the coordination procedure. ASD LA will likewise give point of view on resubmissions. Officer will give an exceptional survey of all financial plan related proposition to decide their monetary suitability. The survey will be facilitated with the formation of allocation recommendations.

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Major Benefits of Proposed Changes Crafts an administrative bundle that all the more precisely mirrors the Secretary's needs Adds more financial train and effectiveness to the NDAA and Comptroller's Budget Processes Creates a more thorough and durable bundle for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Congress Condenses the present 7-8 month cycle into 6 months while working in extra time for OMB freedom and senior DoD authority audit Makes the NDAA procedure more taught by furnishing DoD initiative with more straightforward control over proposed enactment

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Secondary Benefits of Proposed Changes Earlier conveyance of enactment to Congress Enables senior administration to transparently talk about the Department's proposition amid stance hearings Provides more opportunity for advisory group staff members to survey recommendations incorporated into the NDAA Provides more opportunity for DoD authorities to examine proposition with staff members and individuals from Congress Allows ASD Legislative Affairs the chance to all the more viably bolster authorization of Departmental activities

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