Bases and Infrastructure
Readdress DoD’s operation and maintenance appropriation
The operation and maintenance base budget has risen by nearly 40% since 2000 and was roughly 40% of 2017 requested base budget funding, not including Overseas Contingency funds allocated toward it. Reassessing the amount of money sent to this part of the budget to ensure it is in line with overall force size could save billions of dollars. Reforms could exclude the defense health program from any decreases in funding.