PPBE Process

Resource Management Decision (RMD)

The Resource Management Decision (RMD) is a budget decision document issued during the joint review of Service budget submissions by analysts of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).  RMDs reflect the decisions of the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) as to appropriate program and funding to be included in the annual defense budget request which is included in the President’s Budget (PB).  It also contains the decisions by SECDEF reflecting broad strategic trades related to the program and resource levels identified in the Program Objectives Memorandum (POM). It’s developed during the Budgeting phase of the PPBE Process. DoD Components use the RMD to update their POM data sets which are then incorporated into the Department’s Budget and Future Years Defense Program (FYDP) and submitted to OMB as part of the President’s budget request.  [1]

Figure: PPBE Process Flowchart

Budget Preparation Schedule


Updated: 7/29/2021

Rank: G1

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