Chairman's program assessment

Chairman's program assessment

Provides the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff's personal appraisal on alternative program recommendations and budget proposals to the Secretary of Defense for consideration in refining the defense program and budget in accordance with 10 United States Code. The Chairman's program assessment comments on the risk associated with the programmed allocation of Defense resources and evaluates the conformance of program objective memoranda to the priorities established in strategic plans and combatant commanders' priority requirements. Also called CPA.
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Ellis knew preparation of the Chairman's Program Assessment (CPA) was underway.
The council's Secretary, the Joint Staff J8, codifies deliberations and decisions in various ways, and its work directly shapes the Chairman's two annual resource advice documents to the Secretary of Defense: the Chairman's Program Recommendation (CPR) issued in the spring and the Chairman's Program Assessment (CPA) issued in the fall.
Building on these assessments, the fourth initiative increased the specificity of resource advice in the existing Chairman's Program Assessment and developed a new Chairman's Program Recommendation.
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