Carnegie Mellon University

Defense PPBE in the Age of Emerging Technologies

Course Number: 84-317

This course offers a comprehensive, strategic inquiry into the Department of Defense Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) Policy. Focusing on the critical intersection of emerging technologies and the future of warfare, students will undertake a thorough evaluation of the existing PPBE framework. The course aims to unpack the system's viability, vulnerabilities, and adaptive capacity in a rapidly evolving technological landscape. Students will not only assess how well the PPBE process responds to current challenges but also evaluate its efficacy in proactively preparing the nation and its military for the future of warfare. Through a blend of critical analysis and strategic thinking, this course provides an invaluable perspective on the adaptability of defense planning mechanisms to technological advancements and emerging threats.

Academic Year: 2023-2024
Semester(s): Spring, Mini 3
Units: 6
Location(s): Pittsburgh

Spring 2024- Mini 3
Tuesday and Thursday
2:00-3:20 PM

Elective course for the following CMIST degrees:
BS International Relations and Political Science
Additional Major in International Relations and Political Science
BS Economics and Politics
Additional Major in Economics and Politics
Minor in Cybersecurity and International Conflict
Minor in International Relations and Political Science
Minor in Military Strategy and International Relations