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Deficit Reduction: Better Targeting Can Reduce Spending and Improve Programs and Services
AIMD-96-14: Published: Jan 16, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized its previous work suggesting better targeting of federal programs and services as a strategy for downsizing government and reducing the deficit.GAO found that: (1) better targeting can reduce spending and improve federal programs and services, but poor targeting can result in overspending; (2) Congress must decide how to reduce funding for certai...
Deficit Reduction: Opportunities to Address Long-Standing Government Performance Issues
T-OCG-95-6: Published: Sep 13, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1995.
GAO discussed the need to reduce the federal budget deficit. GAO noted that: (1) the government must continue to focus on reducing and eliminating the deficit, so future generations will not face a declining standard of living; (2) budget cuts should be targeted to programs and operations that have proven to be ineffective in achieving their goals; (3) the growing areas of the federal budget, such...
Budget Trends: Obligations by Item of Expense, Fiscal Years 1971-1994
AIMD-95-227: Published: Sep 12, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal spending patterns and trends by object classification, focusing on: (1) average annual growth rates; (2) historical trend data; and (3) fiscal year (FY) 1994 budget accounts by department and agency which obligated $100 million or more.GAO found that: (1) most object series and classes have shown real growth since FY 1971; (2...
Budget Issues: Fiscal Year 1994 Budget Estimates and Actual Results
AIMD-95-109: Published: Apr 5, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 1995.
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) 1994 results, focusing on the reasons for major differences between OMB estimates and actual FY 1994 results.GAO found that: (1) the FY 1994 budget deficit was $60.9 billion lower than OMB estimated, mainly as a result of better-than-expec...
Addressing the Deficit: Budgetary Implications of Selected GAO Work for Fiscal Year 1996
OCG-95-2: Published: Mar 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1995.
GAO provided information on new options for spending reductions and revenue gains that stemmed from key findings and issues developed in GAO work, focusing on the: (1) analytical framework for considering individual options; and (2) estimates of the budgetary savings or revenue gains of each option, where available.GAO found that: (1) although some spending options reflect GAO recommendations, mos...
Budget Function Classification: Relating Agency Spending and Personnel Levels to Budget Functions
AIMD/GGD-95-69FS: Published: Jan 30, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal agency budget obligations and civilian personnel levels by budget function.GAO found that: (1) the budget function and subfunction classification system provides a means to classify budgetary resources according to the nature and extent of activities within each agency; (2) classifying federal departments and agencies by budg...
Budget Issues: Compliance Report Required by the Budget Enforcement Act of 1990
AIMD-95-66: Published: Jan 13, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 13, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO submitted its compliance report covering reports issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) during the 103rd session of Congress.GAO found that: (1) the OMB and CBO reports substantially complied with the Budget Enforcement Act of 1990; (2) OMB and CB0 outlay estimates for general purpose appropriations v...
Budget Reconciliation: Issues Concerning the 1990 Reconciliation Act
AIMD-95-3: Published: Oct 7, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 7, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how the budget reconciliation process affects deficit reduction, focusing on: (1) the disparity between projected and actual deficit reductions; (2) whether the 38 individual Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) provisions achieved their goals in reducing the deficit; and (3) whether the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and other agencies met...
Budget Object Classification: Origins and Recent Trends
AIMD-94-147: Published: Sep 13, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on budget object classifications, focusing on: (1) their origins, development, and use; (2) present historical trend data; and (3) actual and proposed uses of object class data to reduce federal administrative expenses.GAO found that: (1) budget object classification defines budget outlays by the personal and contractual services obtain...
Impoundments: Historical Information and Statistics on Proposed and Enacted Rescissions, Fiscal Years 1974-1994
OGC-94-22: Published: Aug 4, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 4, 1994.
GAO presented a compilation of historical information and statistics regarding rescissions proposed by the executive branch and rescissions enacted by Congress...