The Commission on Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) Reform was established by the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2022 (Section 1004) with the purpose of examining the effectiveness of the PPBE process of the Department of Defense (DoD).
A part of the Legislative Branch, the Commission reports to Congress on its activities in pursuit of fulfillment of the requirements of the legislation, to include providing an interim report and a final report. The Department of Defense assists the Commission in certain administrative matters, such as human resources, office space, and contracting.
The Commission is currently comprised of 13 Commissioners who bring a wealth of experience across the congressional, defense, budgeting, acquisition, and innovation ecosystem. You can read about each of the Commissioners here.
The Commission held its first meeting in May 2022 and began hiring staff, starting with the executive director and then research staff. In close collaboration with stakeholders, the Commission is conducting regular commissioner meetings, advancing its research program, and holding open mic sessions — a series of targeted interviews across government and the private sector – to inform the development of recommendations for the interim and final report.