Since 2001 Congress has provided over $1.6 trillion in appropriations to fund OCO. For fiscal year 2017, DOD requested $64.6 billion in funding for OCO. While DOD’s OCO budget request has included amounts for contingency operations primarily in Iraq and Afghanistan, more recently the request has also included other activities, such as efforts to deter Russia and reassure U.S. allies and partners. GAO was asked to review DOD’s use of OCO funds.
Overseas Contingency Operations