Budget deficit (41 - 50 of 83 items)
Federal Administrative Costs Under HSA
HEHS-94-187R: Published: Jun 15, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the administration's justifications for its administrative cost estimates under the proposed Health Security Act. GAO noted that: (1) the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) identified the federal functions required to implement the act and estimated the costs of starting and supporting those functions for 6 years; (2) OMB had difficulty in estim...
Addressing the Deficit: Budgetary Implications of Selected GAO Work
OCG-94-3: Published: Mar 11, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1994.
GAO provided budgetary implications of selected work, focusing on: (1) a framework for deficit reduction; and (2) options available to Congress to reduce spending and increase revenues as a result of the findings and issues developed during GAO audits and evaluations.GAO found that: (1) a framework to facilitate deficit reduction may consist of reassessing program objectives, redefining program be...
Budget Process: Some Reforms Offer Promise
T-AIMD-94-86: Published: Mar 2, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1994.
GAO discussed proposed changes to the budget process, focusing on: (1) biennial budgeting; (2) increasing controls over tax expenditures and direct spending; and (3) requiring gross national product (GNP) budget analysis and fiscal policy reports in the President's budget proposals. GAO noted that: (1) the House members of the Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress have proposed to shift...
Budget Issues: Fiscal Year 1993 Budget Estimates and Actual Results
AIMD-94-68: Published: Feb 4, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) original and revised budget estimates with actual fiscal year (FY) 1993 results, focusing on the: (1) reasons for major differences between OMB original estimates and actual FY 1993 results; (2) OMB estimation difficulties; and (3) receipt estimates reported by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).GAO fo...
Budget Issues: Compliance Report Required by the Budget Enforcement Act of 1990
AIMD-94-66: Published: Jan 10, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed whether the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) and Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) budget sequestration reports complied with the Budget Enforcement Act.GAO found that: (1) the OMB and CBO reports complied with the act; (2) the inflation adjustment to the fiscal year 1994 discretionary spending limits was incomplete, since it did not inc...
Budget Issues: Assessing Executive Order 12837 on Reducing Administrative Expenses
AIMD-94-15: Published: Nov 17, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation of Executive Order 12837, focusing on the: (1) Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) and executive agencies' efforts to develop a definition of administrative expenses; (2) presentation of fiscal year (FY) 1994 administrative expense budgets; and (3) potential budgetary and management implications of the required administrative...
Reinventing Government: Do It Now, Do It Right!
150615: Oct 1, 1993
GAO discussed the administration's plan to reinvent government. GAO noted that: (1) the end of the Cold War has resulted in significant reductions in the U.S. military force; (2) the cost of health care under Medicare and Medicaid is the biggest cost driver among domestic government programs; (3) the federal budget deficit is the greatest obstacle affecting the nation's investment in its own futur...
A Glossary of Terms Used in the Federal Budget Process (Exposure Draft) (Superseded by GAO-05-734SP)
AFMD-2.1.1: Published: Jan 1, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1993.
This publication has been superseded by GAO-05-734SP, A Glossary of Terms Used in the Federal Budget Process, September 2005. GAO provided a glossary of standard terminology, definitions, classifications, and codes for federal fiscal, budgetary, and program-related information as a standard reference for use by Congress, federal agencies, and others interested in the federal budget-making process...
OCG-93-1TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized issues concerning the federal budget deficit problem and the factors involved in reducing the deficit.GAO noted that: (1) the 1992 budget deficit totalled $290 billion or 4.9 percent of the gross national product; (2) the actual budget deficit totalled $386 billion, but was partially offset by $90 billion in trust fund surpluses; (3) the trust fu...
Budget Issues: 1991 Budget Estimates: What Went Wrong
OCG-92-1: Published: Jan 15, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 15, 1992.
GAO reviewed the factors contributing to the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) large misestimate for the fiscal year (FY) 1991 budget deficit.GAO found that: (1) the FY 1991 OMB baseline deficit estimate varied from $100.5 billion in January 1990 to $310.3 billion in February 1991, with an actual deficit of $268.7 billion; (2) the $168.2-billion increase was the result of changes in estimate...