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VA Health Care: Preliminary Findings on the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Budget Formulation for Fiscal Years 2005 and 2006
GAO-06-430R: Published: Feb 6, 2006. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 2006.
This report documents the information we provided to Congress in a briefing on February 2, 2006, in response to a request concerning the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) internal budget formulation process. This includes information that VA develops for its budget submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), but it does not include information on subsequent interactions that occur b...
American Battle Monuments Commission: New Approach to Forecasting Exchange Rates for its Foreign Currency Fluctuation Account
GAO-06-50R: Published: Oct 20, 2005. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 2005.
The conference report for the Fiscal Year 2005 Consolidated Appropriations Act required that we review the past and current methodologies used by the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to estimate exchange rates used in preparing the budgets for ABMC's foreign currency fluctuation account. This account is intended to maintain the spending powe...
Global War on Terrorism: DOD Should Consider All Funds Requested for the War When Determining Needs and Covering Expenses
GAO-05-767: Published: Sep 28, 2005. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2005.
To assist the Congress in its oversight role, GAO is undertaking a series of reviews on the costs of operations in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). In related work, GAO is raising concerns about the reliability of the Department of Defense's (DOD) reported cost data and therefore is unable to ensure that DOD's reported obligations for GWOT are complete, reliable, and accurate. In thi...
Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program: Results of Review of Annual Reports for Fiscal Years 2002 and 2003
GAO-05-134: Published: Apr 29, 2005. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 2005.
Because of the susceptibility of health care programs to fraud and abuse, Congress enacted the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control (HCFAC) program as part of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Pub. L. No. 104-191. HIPAA requires that the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Justice (DOJ) issue a joint annual report to Congress on amounts deposited...
Digests of Appropriations Law Decisions and Opinions (October 2003 to December 2004)
GAO-05-425SP: Published: Mar 1, 2005. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 2005.
GAO published digests of appropriations law decisions and opinions for the months of October 2003 through December 2004...
Securities And Exchange Commission: Review of Fiscal Year 2003 and 2004 Budget Allocations
GAO-04-818: Published: Jul 23, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 2004.
This report responds to a statement in the Conference Report on the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) fiscal year 2004 appropriations directing GAO to study SEC's allocation of its increased funding for fiscal years 2003 and 2004. Historically, SEC has faced high staff turnover rates, long stretches of unfilled staff positions, and growing resource needs. Additionally, the agency has face...
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Major Management Issues Facing DOD's Development and Fielding Efforts
GAO-04-530T: Published: Mar 17, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 2004.
The current generation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has been under development since the 1980s. UAVs were used in Afghanistan and Iraq in 2002 and 2003 to observe, track, target, and strike enemy forces. These successes have heightened interest in UAVs within the Department of Defense (DOD). Congress has been particularly interested in DOD's approach to managing the growing number of UAV pro...
Superfund Program: Current Status and Future Fiscal Challenges
GAO-03-850: Published: Jul 31, 2003. Publicly Released: Sep 2, 2003.
Congress established the Superfund program in 1980 to clean up highly contaminated hazardous waste sites. Among other things, the law established a trust fund to help the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pay for cleanups and related program activities. The trust fund was financed primarily by three dedicated taxes until 1995, when the taxing authority expired. EPA continues to discover sites...
Defense Budget: Tracking of Emergency Response Funds for the War on Terrorism
GAO-03-346: Published: Apr 30, 2003. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2003.
As of January 2003, Congress had provided a total of $38 billion to the Department of Defense (DOD) to cover emergency response costs related to the war on terrorism. Appropriated in different ways in fiscal years 2001, 2002, and 2003, these funds are meant to pay for expenses that DOD would not normally incur, such as contingency military operations and Pentagon building repairs. Because our prio...
Defense Budget: Improved Reviews Needed to Ensure Better Management of Obligated Funds
GAO-03-275: Published: Jan 30, 2003. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 2003.
As of September 30, 2001, the Navy's operating appropriations had $2.1 billion in unliquidated--or unpaid--funds that were obligated during fiscal years 1997-99. Unliquidated obligations that are no longer needed to pay for goods and services tie up funds that could be used for other permissible purposes. In addition, inaccurate obligation data result in misstatement of budgetary information. Beca...