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Planning, Programming, Budgeting System
Planning, Programming, Budgeting System (PPBS) is an integrated decision-making approach in which scarce resources are allocated based on established objectives and the best alternative methods for achieving those objectives. PPBS had its beginning in the early 1960s. Economists, first in the RAND Corporation and then in the Department of Defense, did much to develop the basic concepts of PPBS. President Lyndon B. Johnson sent White House Executive Order (Bulletin 66–33) in October of 1965 to heads of federal executive departments and directed that an integrated PPBS be installed in all federal executive departments and establishments. In 1967, Johnson made the concept of PPBS an integral part of his budget message. With the spotlight on PPBS at ...