posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 09:45 PM
Originally posted by murphy22
reply to post by iwontrun
You are correct, I believe. By law the Army is funded every two years and the Navy every four.
Sorry, no. The entire government is funded yearly. The defense bills are the appropriations which authorize spending for the military departments.
There are different types of money which can be used for different things but they are funded every single year. Both the Army and Navy and the AF
and Marines (which are just part of the Dept of the Navy anyhow, oh yea, take thatjarheads, come beg for your money bitches
Standard operations and maintenance money is "1 year" money which can only be spent in the fiscal year in which it was appropriated for. Capital
funds, which go by various names, the Army refers to it as OPA, others call it PDW and there are other names, depending on the appropriation, program,
branch of service, etc... This money is "2 year" money, meaning it can be spent over a period of two years. There is also some 5 year R&D money and
there are some monies that never expire.
All money, except for the never expiring money, is "use it or lose it". A very large amount is O&M and that pays for the maintenance of buildings,
equipment, munitions, procurement of food, water, etc... OPA is for projects which exceed 250k and take more than 1 year to put together. Like
building a building. RD is well, RD. And so on.
Sooooooooooo, they absolutely get funded every year. Absolutely. Just pay attention to the debate every year about it. It is always on the news.
Pay freezes for the military this, cutting of some stupid military program that, billions here and billions there.
edit on 13-8-2012 by
Bakatono because: (no reason given)