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Veterans' Health Care Budget: Improvements Made, but Additional Actions Needed to Address Problems Related to Estimates Supporting President's Request
GAO-13-715: Published: Aug 8, 2013. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 2013.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) expanded the use of the Enrollee Health Care Projection Model (EHCPM) in developing the agencys health care budget estimate that supported the Presidents fiscal year 2014 budget request. VA expanded the use of the EHCPM by using, for the first time, the models estimate for the amount of care providedworkloadto develop estimates...
Veterans' Health Care Budget: Better Labeling of Services and More Detailed Information Could Improve the Congressional Budget Justification
GAO-12-908: Published: Sep 18, 2012. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 2012.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) creates its budget request through its Enrollee Health Care Projection Model (EHCPM) using data from systems designed for the former single-account structure. These systems do not explicitly consider the three appropriations accounts: Medical Services, Medical Support and Compliance, and Medical Facilities. According to Veterans Health Administration (VHA) o...
Veterans' Health Care Budget: Transparency and Reliability of Some Estimates Supporting President's Request Could Be Improved
GAO-12-689: Published: Jun 11, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 2012.
The Presidents fiscal year 2013 budget request for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care services was $165 million more than the earlier advance appropriations request for the same year. This request reflected a $2 billion increase for initiatives and a $2.1 billion decrease for ongoing health care services, for a net decrease of $110 million in expected obligations. This...
VA Health Care: Challenges in Budget Formulation and Issues Surrounding the Proposal for Advance Appropriations
GAO-09-664T: Published: Apr 29, 2009. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 2009.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) estimates it will provide health care to 5.8 million patients with appropriations of about $41 billion in fiscal year 2009. It provides a range of services, including primary care, outpatient and inpatient services, long-term care, and prescription drugs. VA formulates its health care budget by developing annual estimates of its likely spending for all its h...
Military Base Closures: Potential to Offset Fiscal Year 2000 Budget Request
NSIAD-99-149: Published: Jul 23, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) base closure accounts and its budget request for base closure activities, focusing on: (1) the opportunities available to offset the fiscal year (FY) 2000 budget request; and (2) certain base realignment and closure (BRAC) funding practices that could make it difficult for Congress to discern DOD's actual funding...
B-2 Bomber: Cost to Complete 20 Aircraft Is Uncertain
NSIAD-94-217: Published: Sep 8, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on B-2 bomber acquisition costs, focusing on the Air Force's ability to complete the acquisition of 20 aircraft within the cost limitation.GAO found that: (1) although Congress has appropriated $39.6 billion through fiscal year (FY) 1994 for the B-2 acquisition program, significant development, testing, production, and modification ef...
B-2 Bomber: Proposed Revision to Fiscal Year 1991 Budget Request
NSIAD-90-301BR: Published: Sep 24, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the Air Force's revised fiscal year (FY) 1991 budget request for B-2 aircraft with the congressionally approved FY 1990 B-2 procurement plan.GAO found that: (1) after conducting a major aircraft review in April 1990, the Department of Defense (DOD) proposed reducing the B-2 aircraft production quantity from 127 to 70 and the request for procurement...
[The Relationship Between Federal and State Budget Cycles]
119002: Jul 25, 1982
In a speech before an association of State budget officers, GAO noted that it has long recognized that State Governments could better use Federal money if they had definitive information on what the Federal program requirements and funding levels would be when they formulated their own budgets. Prior GAO studies have recommended that the Federal Government authorize and appropriate assistance a ye...
President's Fifth Special Message for Fiscal Year 1982
OGC-82-5: Published: Dec 23, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 23, 1981.
GAO reviewed the President's fifth special message for fiscal year 1982, which proposed one rescission of budget authority totaling $20.4 million and nine deferrals of budget authority totaling $132 million. The President proposed a rescission of $20.5 million from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's funds.The funds proposed for rescission are not currently being withheld because the funds a...