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Streamlining Government: Questions to Consider When Evaluating Proposals to Consolidate Physical Infrastructure and Management Functions
GAO-12-542: Published: May 23, 2012. Publicly Released: May 23, 2012.
The key to any consolidation initiative is the identification of and agreement on specific goals, with the consolidation goals being evaluated against a realistic expectation of how they can be achieved. Consolidation goals, for example, can be compromised and new problems introduced when an initiative is delayed or halted, with agencies running the risk of increased costs.The initiative needs to...
Electronic Government: Federal Agencies Continue to Invest in Smart Card Technology
GAO-04-948: Published: Sep 8, 2004. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 2004.
Smart cards--plastic devices about the size of a credit card--use integrated circuit chips to store and process data, much like a computer. Among other uses, these devices can provide security for physical assets and information by helping to verify the identity of people accessing buildings and computer systems. They can also support functions such as tracking immunization records or storing cash...
Opportunities for Congressional Oversight and Improved Use of Taxpayer Funds: Budgetary Implications of Selected GAO Work
GAO-04-649: Published: May 7, 2004. Publicly Released: May 7, 2004.
This report contains in a single document the budgetary implications of selected program reforms discussed in past GAO work but not yet implemented or enacted. Since 1994, we have prepared annual reports similar to this product, in order to continue to assist congressional committees in identifying approaches to reduce federal spending or increase revenues. This year's report contains over 100 exa...
Opportunities for Oversight and Improved Use of Taxpayer Funds: Examples from Selected GAO Work
GAO-03-1006: Published: Aug 1, 2003. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 2003.
This report is submitted pursuant to section 301(e) of the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2004, which directs the Comptroller General to submit to the Committees on the Budget a comprehensive report identifying instances in which the committees of jurisdiction may make legislative changes to improve the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of federal programs within their j...
Supporting Congressional Oversight: Budgetary Implications of Selected GAO Work for Fiscal Year 2003
GAO-02-576: Published: Apr 26, 2002. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 2002.
This report discusses the budgetary implications of selected program reforms discussed in GAO work but not yet implemented or enacted. To help congressional budget and appropriations committees identify ways to reduce federal spending or increase revenues, this year's report contains more than 100 examples of budget options organized by budget function. Where possible, budgetary savings estimates...
China: Military Imports From the United States and the European Union Since the 1989 Embargoes
NSIAD-98-176: Published: Jun 16, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) terms of the European Union (EU) embargo and the extent of EU military sales to China since 1989; (2) terms of the U.S. embargo and the extent of U.S. military sales to China since 1989; and (3) potential role that such EU and U.S. sales could play in addressing China's defense needs.GAO noted that: (1) the EU embargo is based on a 1989 po...
Addressing the Deficit: Budgetary Implications of Selected GAO Work for Fiscal Year 1998
OCG-97-2: Published: Mar 14, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 1997.
GAO provided updated information on options that could be used to reduce the deficit, focusing on the budgetary implications of selected program reforms discussed in GAO's work but not yet implemented or enacted.GAO noted that: (1) clearly, Congress has many available options for dealing with the deficit; (2) under the Budget Enforcement Act (BEA), as amended, the spending and revenue options incl...
Budget Trends: Obligations by Item of Expense, Fiscal Years 1971-1994
AIMD-95-227: Published: Sep 12, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal spending patterns and trends by object classification, focusing on: (1) average annual growth rates; (2) historical trend data; and (3) fiscal year (FY) 1994 budget accounts by department and agency which obligated $100 million or more.GAO found that: (1) most object series and classes have shown real growth since FY 1971; (2...
Compilation of General Accounting Office Findings and Recommendations for Improving Government Operations, Fiscal Year 1965
B-138162: Published: May 26, 1966. Publicly Released: May 26, 1966.
The purpose of this report is to provide the Congress with a convenient summary showing the nature, extent, and variety of matter examined by the General Accounting Office in carrying out its audit responsibilities. These responsibilities are derived from the Budget and Accounting Act, 1921, and other laws which require us to independently examine for the Congress the manner in which Government de...