Transparency in Defence Resource Management - Problems and Solutions

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Information & Security: An International Journal, Volume 11, p.73-91 (2003)


Civil-military relations, decision support system, defence expenditures., defence spending, information support, NATO integration, Partnership for Peace, PPBS, Programming, security sector reform


An author with considerable first-hand experience describes problems in implementing advanced defence resource management in Bulgaria and outlines potential solutions. The comprehensive analysis of processes, documents, organisational structures, interaction between Finance and Defence Ministry, civilians and military, and, last but not least, the significance of adequate information systems’ support, provides a textbook example of transparency building in a transition country – soon to be a NATO member.