Budget administration (71 - 80 of 413 items)
Budget Issues: Cap Structure and Guaranteed Funding
T-AIMD-99-210: Published: Jul 21, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed: (1) the budget structure and current budgetary control regime; (2) the budget outlook, discretionary caps, and enforcement situation as the United States enters an era of projected unified budget surpluses; (3) potential implications of guaranteeing minimum spending levels on the discretionary side of the budget; and (4) the pay-as-you-go (PAYGO)...
Performance Budgeting: Initial Agency Experiences Provide a Foundation to Assess Future Directions
T-AIMD/GGD-99-216: Published: Jul 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed performance budgeting in the federal government, focusing on the: (1) postponement of the performance budgeting pilots that are required by the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA); and (2) challenges that confront these pilots and any effort to more closely relate performance expectations and spending estimates.GAO noted that: (1...
Environmental Protection: Allocation of Operating Expenses to Strategic Goals and Objectives
RCED-99-144R: Published: Apr 20, 1999. Publicly Released: May 24, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) distributed its fiscal year (FY) 1999 Science and Technology funds among specific objectives in its FY 2000 budget request.GAO noted that: (1) in the FY 1999 budget justification, under the strategic goal Sound Science, Improved Understanding of Environmental Risks and Greater Innovation...
District of Columbia Courts: Financial Related Issues for Fiscal Year 1998
T-AIMD/OGC-99-176: Published: May 18, 1999. Publicly Released: May 18, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the issues related to the District of Columbia (DC) Courts' financial operations for fiscal year (FY) 1998, focusing on: (1) identifying DC Courts' total obligations for fiscal years 1996, 1997, and 1998; (2) whether DC Courts had a spending plan for FY 1998, and whether it obligated funds consistent with available resources; (3) why payments to c...
Performance Budgeting: Initial Experiences Under the Results Act in Linking Plans With Budgets
AIMD/GGD-99-67: Published: Apr 12, 1999. Publicly Released: May 14, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed selected fiscal year (FY) 1999 federal agency performance plans, focusing on: (1) agencies' approaches to linking performance goals and budgetary resources; (2) characteristics that might be associated with different approaches to linking performance goals and budgetary resources; and (3) implications for future efforts to clarify the relationship...
Budget Process: Comments on H.R. 853
T-AIMD-99-188: Published: May 12, 1999. Publicly Released: May 12, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the implications of H.R. 853 on the congressional budget process, focusing on: (1) the importance of the long-term perspective; (2) the long-term and insurance commitments in the budget; and (3) how this relates to the need for control, accountability, and transparency.GAO noted that: (1) in the past GAO suggested four broad goals for a budget pro...
Emergency Criteria: How Five States Budget for Uncertainty
AIMD-99-156R: Published: Apr 20, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on how five states budget for uncertainty, focusing on: (1) state criteria designed to control the use of reserve emergency funds; (2) how state criteria compared with criteria being proposed at the federal level; (3) how states determined whether the criteria have been met; (4) whether state criteria contain any escape clauses; and (5)...
Budget Issues: Budgetary Implications of Selected GAO Work for Fiscal Year 2000
OCG-99-26: Published: Apr 16, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the budgetary implications of selected program reforms discussed in its work but not yet implemented or enacted.GAO noted that: (1) Congress has many available options for cutting spending or raising revenue; (2) GAO discussed the conventions used to estimate savings and revenue gains; (3) it provided for congressional consideration an analytical f...
Budget Issues: Budget Enforcement Compliance Report
AIMD-99-100: Published: Apr 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed compliance by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) with the requirements of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, focusing on OMB and CBO reports issued for legislation enacted during the 2nd session of the 105th Congress, which ended on October 21, 1998.GAO noted that: (1) CBO...
Combating Terrorism: Observations on Federal Spending to Combat Terrorism
T-NSIAD/GGD-99-107: Published: Mar 11, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed its work and observations on federal spending to combat terrorism, focusing on: (1) the foreign-origin and domestic terrorism threat; (2) program growth and other issues raised throughout its work on combating terrorism; and (3) steps the executive branch has taken toward improving crosscutting management and coordination and provide some prelimin...