Defense Governance and Management: Improving the Defense Management Capabilities of Foreign Defense Institutions A Guide to Capability-Based Planning (CBP)

February, 2019
IDA document: D-10369
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Documents
Division: Strategy, Forces and Resources Division
Aaron C. Taliaferro, Lina M. Gonzalez, Mark Tillman, Pritha Ghosh, Paul Clarke, Wade Hinkle See more authors
Capability Based Planning (CBP) is a force planning process that analyzes a broad range of threats and challenges and aligns defense budgets to defense policy. Developing armed forces through capability creates a future force optimized toward tackling a large number of prioritized threats instead of a small number of specific threats. Capability is the product of a set of components (e.g., personnel, training, equipment, and facilities). These components facilitate the force development processes of program planning and budget planning (i.e., tie capability to budget).