Is there an Army option besides MIPRs that can operate like an AF616 that allows us the flexibility to execute our funds on a more on demand basis?
One option that could potentially be employed is to set up a Centrally Managed Allotment (CMA). CMAs are established to finance activities for which centralized controls are more practical. Special open allotments and
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restricted open allotments are types of funding that are included under the CMA definition (see DFAS-IN Manual 37-100-FY for accounting classification identification). Not sure the benefit of doing this over a MIPR as you still maintain control over when you obligate and spend the money, based on restrictions specified on the MIPR. An AF 616 acts just like a MIPR but requires a monthly reconciliation and reporting of funds use. Problem may be solved by better communication with the funds/MIPR issuer to give you what you are looking for.