This page provides links to information about how the budget and legislative processes work. If you want to know how the federal budget is developed each year, or how a law is made, the sources on this page will help!
"This report provides an analysis of the relation of authorizations and appropriations, the impact of this distinction on the consideration of appropriations measures, and its significance for understanding how appropriations and other legislation work in conjunction to determine how agencies may spend appropriated funds."
Defines defense budget terminology, describes the structure of the defense budget, reviews the process within DOD and Congress. This 1998 report will only be updated if there are significant changes to the defense budget process. This link is to the Open CRS site.
This well-known report from the Congressional Research Service provides an in-depth description of the Federal budget process. It is periodically updated. This link is to the Open CRS site with copies of current and past versions of the report.
"This tool serves as a reference guide that documents key but enduring aspects of how the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) implements the Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) process so that action officers, as well as flag officers and senior executives, can successfully navigate and effectively contribute to the process."