The 2013 DoD Program Inventory reflects how specific programs align to the strategic goals in the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), dated February 2010. Information on contributions made by the programs to the department's Agency Priority Goals and Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) goals is available at www.Performance.gov.
The Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) Modernization Act of 2010 (GPRAMA) requires a government-wide inventory of federal programs, with accompanying descriptions, to facilitate coordination across programs and to identify programs with shared goals. The 2013 DoD Program Inventory satisfies this requirement.
The QDR goals is one of the guidance documents that set strategic priorities for DoD, including a number of business and management improvements. The 2012 Strategic Planning Guidance, which reflects the President's strategic direction to the department, reaffirmed these goals and emphasized continuing efforts "to reduce the cost of doing business" as one of the principles that will guide DoD force structure and program development in the coming years.
The DoD reviewed budget structures and their associated attributes within the context of Program Inventory groups and areas as related to each strategic goal, such as Land Forces and Strategic Defense. The DoD Program Inventory is grouped and aligned to the five DoD Strategic Goals from the QDR. The program budget authorizations are aggregated by strategic goal and aligned with the Presidential Budget Request for FY 2012, FY 2013, and FY 2014 in Total Obligation Authority (TOA). The programs are aligned to the strategic goals that they support.