PPBE Reform Commission

About Us

Congress established the Commission on Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) Reform in Section 1004 of the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act to examine the effectiveness of the Defense Department’s PPBE process.

The Defense Department uses the current PPBE system, first created in the early 1960s, to allocate Department resources to meet national security objectives. The Commission’s work focuses on finding ways to improve the PPBE process to enhance the United States’ ability to counter strategic competitors.

The Commission is comprised of 14 Commissioners who bring a wealth of experience across the congressional, defense, budgeting, acquisition, and innovation ecosystems. You can read about each of the Commissioners hereThe Commission provided a Status Update in March 2023 and an Interim Report in August 2023, and is on track to deliver a Final Report in March 2024.

News Highlights

DepSecDef Kathleen Hicks' Statement on the Release of the PPBE Reform Commission Interim Report

OSD Public Affairs


We have a plan to fit the Pentagon’s budget to defense strategy

The Hill


Reforming the Pentagon's Budgeting System: Can DOD and Congress Strike a Deal?

CSIS