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International Balance of Payments (IBOP) Master File, 7/1/1959 - 9/30/1985 (info) Search
Title: Records About Defense Spending and Receipts in Foreign Countries, created, 3/5/1968 - 9/30/1985, documenting the period 7/1/1959 - 9/30/1985
Creator: Department of Defense. Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Comptroller). (09/12/1949 - 10/01/1986) (Most Recent)
Type of Archival Materials: Data Files
Textual Records
Level of Description: Series from Record Group 330: Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense
Other Titles: International Military Balance of Payments, FY1960-FY1985
Location: National Archives at College Park - Electronic Records, National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001. PHONE: 301-837-0470; FAX: 301-837-3681; EMAIL:
Inclusive Dates: 3/5/1968 - 9/30/1985
Coverage Dates: 7/1/1959 - 9/30/1985
Date Note: This series was first created on March 5, 1968 after issuance of the Bureau of the Budget Circular A-65. However, the series includes information dated as early as July 7, 1959.
Part of: Record Group 330: Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense
Function and Use: The agency compiled and analyzed records about defense spending and receipts in foreign countries and created the International Balance of Payments (IBOP) accounting reports to submit to the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the Department of Commerce, in accordance with Bureau of the Budget Circular A-65, March 5, 1968.
Scope & Content Note: This series contains data on U.S. direct defense spending and U.S. military receipts in foreign countries. Direct defense expenditures represent outlays for goods and services purchased abroad under all U.S. defense programs by the military departments and the defense agencies. They include personnel expenditures abroad, payments by the Department of Defense (DoD) for procurement of foreign goods, payments for direct and indirect hire of foreign personnel, foreign expenditures by U.S. and foreign contractors employed by DoD, U.S. payments for commonly funded North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) projects, and other outlays abroad for the U.S. military assistance program, such as foreign currency transactions. U.S. military receipts include U.S. Government cash receipts from foreign governments from the sale of military equipment and services. They include cash or credit sales of U.S. goods and services to foreign governments and international organizations under foreign military sales contracts, DoD sales of surplus property to foreigners, sales of materials and services to foreign countries and international organizations under logistical support programs, reimbursements by foreign governments for U.S. defense missions abroad, and sales to foreigners of surplus U.S. grant aid material. Overseas procurement by private U.S. firms in fulfillment of defense contracts are excluded, as are commercial sales of military type equipment not under the foreign military sales program. Each record potentially identifies the branch of service or Department of Defense agency, funding source, foreign country or international organization, fiscal year and quarter of the expenditure, the type of expenditure, and dollar amounts expended in each of four fiscal quarters.
Access Restrictions: Unrestricted
Finding Aid Type: Technical Information
Finding Aid Source: NARA and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)
Extent: 1 data file and 0.5 linear inch of documentation
Index Terms
  Subjects Represented in the Archival Material
    Armed forces procurement
Arms transfers
Balance of payments
Defense spending
International agencies
International relief
Military assistance
Technical assistance

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