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Information Technology: Federal Agencies Need to Address Aging Legacy Systems
GAO-16-468: Published: May 25, 2016. Publicly Released: May 25, 2016.
The federal government spent about 75 percent of the total amount budgeted for information technology (IT) for fiscal year 2015 on operations and maintenance (O&M) investments. Such spending has increased over the past 7 fiscal years, which has resulted in a $7.3 billion decline from fiscal years 2010 to 2017 in development, modernization, and enhancement activities.Total Federal IT Spending by Ty...
Fiscal Year 2010 U.S. Government Financial Statements: Federal Government Continues to Face Financial Management and Long-Term Fiscal Challenges
GAO-11-363T: Published: Mar 9, 2011. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 2011.
GAO annually audits the consolidated financial statements of the U.S. government. Congress and the President need reliable, useful, and timely financial and performance information to make sound decisions and conduct effective oversight of federal government programs and policies. Over the years, certain material weaknesses in internal control over financial reporting have prevented GAO from expre...
Understanding the Primary Components of the Annual Financial Report of the United States Government (Superseded by GAO-09-946SP)
GAO-05-958SP: Published: Sep 1, 2005. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 2005.
This guide is superseded by GAO-09-946SP, "Understanding the Primary Components of the Annual Financial Report of the United States Government." U.S. government is the largest, most diverse, most complex, and arguably the most important entity on earth today. Useful, timely, and reliable financial and performance information is needed to make sound decisions on the current results and future direc...
Currency Paper Procurement: Additional Analysis Would Help Determine Whether a Second Supplier Is Needed
GAO-05-368: Published: Apr 29, 2005. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 2005.
For over 125 years, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), within the Department of the Treasury, has relied on a single contractor to supply the paper for U.S. currency. Such a long-term contracting relationship could contribute to higher costs and other risks. Another federal agency that relied on a single contractor, the U.S. Mint, decided to obtain a second supplier for coin metal. In sol...
Deferred Maintenance: Reporting Requirements and Identified Issues
AIMD-97-103R: Published: May 23, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal reporting requirements and GAO and Inspector General (IG) reports discussing deferred maintenance of government-owned assets.GAO noted that: (1) historically, federal agencies routinely have not been required to report on deferred maintenance; (2) however, new federal accounting standards developed by the Federal Accounting Standards Adviso...
Status of Agency Use of SSA Death Information
HRD-93-31R: Published: Jul 20, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) federal and state agencies' use of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) unrestricted state death information; and (2) the estimated savings of sharing SSA restricted state death information. GAO found that: (1) the largest federal agencies have made progress in obtaining and using SSA death information, but some federal agencies and most...
Strategies to Improve Communication Between Program and Financial Managers
156238: May 1, 1992
GAO provided information on the Joint Financial Management Improvement Program's May 1992 conference on improving communications between program and financial managers...
The Payroll Allotment Program Needs a Second Look
FGMSD-78-52: Published: Sep 29, 1978. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1978.
The federal government's voluntary payroll deduction or allotment program permits military and civilian personnel to take care of personal and financial responsibilities by authorizing the government to withhold money from their pay and send it directly to designated recipients, including dependents, charitable organizations, financial institutions, and insurance companies.The government charges f...
President's Special Message for Fiscal Year 1978 Pursuant to the Impoundment Control Act of 1974
B-115398: Published: Nov 30, 1977. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1977.
On November 10, 1977, GAO received copies of the President's third special message for fiscal year 1978 that was transmitted to the Congress pursuant to the Impoundment Control Act of 1974.The special message includes four new deferral proposals totaling $908.6 million in budget authority affecting the Departments of Defense and Energy, the National Science Foundation, and the Emergency Refugee an...
President's Fifth Special Message for Fiscal Year 1977 Transmitted to the Congress Pursuant to the Impoundment Control Act of 1974
B-115398: Published: Dec 23, 1976. Publicly Released: Dec 23, 1976.
The President's fifth special message for Fiscal Year 1977 that was transmitted to the Congress pursuant to the Impoundment Control Act of 1974 reported four new deferral proposals and two supplementary reports to previously proposed deferrals.This information concerned funds appropriated to the President, the Department of Defense, the Department of Labor, the Department of the Treasury, and ACTI...