The Congressional Budget Office has rolled out an interactive tool designed to help government analysts determine the costs and requirements of the U.S. military’s customized plans for the force structure.
CBO Director Keith Hall wrote in a blog entry posted Thursday the system works to generate reports on the potential impacts on military size and the Defense Department‘s overall operation and support costs.
The platform allows users to add or subtract items such as brigades, aircraft squadrons and ships using CBO data on operating costs for every military unit.
According to Hall, CBO has reported on the office’s accomplishments this year including efforts to answer questions, explain analytical methods, release data, assess the accuracy of estimates, project the effects of policy alternatives, visualize data and provide outreach.
The agency seeks to increase the credibility of its studies and approaches through the use of professional research, expert-based feedback and data connection evidence.