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Resource Management Decision (RMD)


1.) A budget decision document issued during the joint review of Service budget submissions by analysts of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and the Office of Management and budget (OMB). RMDs reflect the decisions of the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) as to appropriate program and funding to be included in the annual defense budget request which, in turn, is included in the President's Budget (PB). 2.) A document including the decisions by the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) reflecting broad strategic trades related to the program and resource levels identified in the Program Objectives Memorandum (POM).

General Information

RMDs are major efforts that occur during DoD's Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) Process.  Specifically, RMDs take place during the Budgeting Phase.  RMDs are made by the SECDEF in response to DoD Program funding requests to be included in DoD's annual budget request.  RMDs typically occur after OSD/OMB budget hearings and before Major Budget Issues (MBIs) and the President's Budget submission to Congress.