PROGRAM PLANNING FOR STATE COUNTY CITY

IN RECENT YEARS A SUBSTANTIAL MOVEMENT HAS EMERGED WHICH GIVES SOME PROMISE OF MORE RATIONAL DECISION MAKING IN GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS. SINCE THE EARLY 1960S THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE HAS BEEN EXPERIMENTING WITH PLANNING TECHNIQUES DESIGNED TO IMPROVE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PROGRAMS IN PURSUIT OF THE DEPARTMENTS MISSIONS. IN THE FALL OF 1965 THE PRESIDENT DIRECTED MOST FEDERAL DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES TO APPLY THE SAME SYSTEM OF PLANNING-PROGRAMMING-BUDGETING /PPB/TO THEIR PROGRAMS. STATES AND LOCALITIES ARE TURNING TO AN EXPLORATION OF THE FEASIBILITY OF PPB AT STATE AND COMMUNITY LEVELS. IN THE LIGHT OF THIS INTEREST THE PRESENT MONOGRAPH WAS PREPARED. IT REPRESENTS A REPONSE TO INQUIRIES FOR MATERIALS PLACING PROGRAMMING, PLANNING AND BUDGETING IN PERSPECTIVE FOR STATES AND LOCALITIES. PART ONE DESCRIBES A PROGRAMMING, PLANNING, BUDGETING SYSTEM. PART TWO PRESENTS THE LOGIC PROGRAM EVALUATION. ITS MATHEMATICAL FORMULATION IS NOT MEANT TO PROPOSE FORMULAS THAT COULD DIRECTLY BE USED FOR COMPUTING THE BEST POSSIBLE PROGRAMS AND PROGRAM COMBINATIONS. IT IS DESIGNED TO PRESENT THE MENTAL PROCESSES THROUGH WHICH THE ANALYST HAS TO GO IN ORDER TO PROVIDE TO THE DECISION MAKERS RELEVANT INFORMATION IN QUANTIFIABLE FORM. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    George Washington Transportation Research Institute. Center for Intelligent Systems Research

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  • Authors:
    • Hatry, H P
    • Cotton, J F
  • Publication Date: 1967-1

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  • Accession Number: 00200191
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 72 pp
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 1 1994 12:00AM