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Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Request: U.S. Government Accountability Office
GAO-07-547T: Published: Mar 16, 2007. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 2007.
We would like to thank Congress for its past support of GAO. We are especially appreciative of Congressional efforts to help us avoid a furlough of our staff during fiscal year 2007. Had we not received additional funds this year and not taken other cost minimization actions, GAO would have likely been forced to furlough most staff for up to 5 days without pay. At the same time, due to funding sho...
VA Health Care: Budget Formulation and Reporting on Budget Execution Need Improvement
GAO-06-958: Published: Sep 20, 2006. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 2006.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) estimates it will serve 5.4 million patients in fiscal year 2006. Medical services for these patients are funded with appropriations, after consideration by Congress of the President's budget request. VA formulates the medical programs portion of that request. VA is also responsible for budget execution--using appropriations and monitoring their use for prov...
Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Request: U.S. Government Accountability Office
GAO-06-418T: Published: Apr 26, 2006. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 2006.
We are pleased to appear before the Congress today in support of the fiscal year 2007 budget request for the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). This request will help us continue our support of the Congress in meeting its constitutional responsibilities and will help improve the performance and ensure the accountability of the federal government for the benefit of the American people. Bu...
Tobacco Settlement: States' Allocations of Fiscal Year 2005 and Expected Fiscal Year 2006 Payments
GAO-06-502: Published: Apr 11, 2006. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 2006.
In the 1990's, states sued major tobacco companies to obtain reimbursement for health impairments caused by the public's use of tobacco. In 1998, four of the nation's largest tobacco companies signed a Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) to make annual payments to 46 states in perpetuity as reimbursement for past tobacco-related health care costs. Some states have arranged to receive advance proceed...
U.S. Government Accountability Office: Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Request
GAO-06-417T: Published: Mar 10, 2006. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 2006.
This testimony discusses the fiscal year 2007 budget request for the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). This request will help us continue our support of the Congress in meeting its constitutional responsibilities and will help improve the performance and ensure the accountability of the federal government for the benefit of the American people. Budget constraints in the federal governme...
Mandatory Spending: Using Budget Triggers to Constrain Growth
GAO-06-276: Published: Jan 31, 2006. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 2006.
Prepared as part of GAO's basic statutory responsibility for monitoring the condition of the nation's finances, the objectives of this report were to (1) determine the feasibility of designing and using trigger mechanisms to constrain growth in mandatory spending programs and (2) provide an analysis of the factors that led to differences between estimated and actual outlays in seven mandatory budg...
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission: Building Project Management and Related Budget Planning
GAO-06-61R: Published: Oct 20, 2005. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 2005.
Congress asked us to provide a briefing on the facilities management and budgeting issues of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that SEC disclosed to Congress in May 2005, which resulted in SEC's requesting a reprogramming of approximately $48 million of 2005 and 2006 funds. The reprogramming was requested to cover unbudgeted costs related to the construction of new facilities in Wa...
A Glossary of Terms Used in the Federal Budget Process (Supersedes AFMD-2.1.1)
GAO-05-734SP: Published: Sep 1, 2005. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 2005.
This publication supersedes AFMD-2.1.1, A Glossary of Terms Used in the Federal Budget Process (Exposure Draft), January 1993. It fulfills part of GAO's responsibility to publish standard terms, definitions, and classifications for the government's fiscal, budget, and program information. It was developed in cooperation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Directors of the Office of Manageme...
21st Century Challenges: Performance Budgeting Could Help Promote Necessary Reexamination
GAO-05-709T: Published: Jun 14, 2005. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 2005.
As part of its work to improve the management and performance of the federal government, GAO monitors progress and continuing challenges in performance budgeting and the Administration's related initiatives, such as the Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART). In light of the nation's long-term fiscal imbalance and other emerging 21st century challenges, we have also reported that performance budget...
Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Request: U.S. Government Accountability Office
GAO-05-447T: Published: May 23, 2005. Publicly Released: May 23, 2005.
We are grateful to the Congress for providing us with the support and resources that have helped us in our quest to be a world-class professional services organization. We are proud of the work we accomplish as we continue to provide our congressional clients with professional, objective, fact-based, non-partisan, non-ideological, fair, balanced, and reliable information in a timely manner regardi...