Air Force to Review Programs, Budget Accounts to Prepare for Future Defense Plan

The U.S. Air Force will conduct a zero-based review on all of the service branch’s budget accounts, programs and associated manpower authorizations in a move to prepare for the Fiscal Year 2020 Program Objective Memorandum and Future Years Defense Plan.

The service branch said Wednesday the review will determine if the right services are delivered correctly throughout the Air Force as well as maximize limited Air Force resources.

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein said in a memo sent Dec. 4 the service branch should synchronize its operations with the new National Defense Strategy and back Defense Secretary James Mattis’ Defense Department efforts.

The leaders’ memo also discussed the continuous Air Force combat operations in the last 25 years along with the annually declining defense budgets and peaceful global environment expectations.

The Zero-based review will commence on January 2018 and a report on results and recommendations from the review will be issued in March 2018.

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