Budget outlays (31 - 40 of 67 items)
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...
BLM Resource Allocation
RCED-92-181R: Published: May 20, 1992. Publicly Released: May 20, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) fiscal year (FY) 1991 and FY 1992 budget and staff allocations for nine western states in management programs addressing oil and gas, coal, rangeland, cultural resources, wilderness, recreation resources, and resource planning. GAO noted that: (1) the BLM resource allocation process, including it...
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...
Budget Reforms Embodied in S. 101, the Honest Budget/Balanced Budget Act
T-AFMD-91-10: Published: Sep 19, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1991.
GAO discussed the budget structure proposed in S. 101, the Honest Budget/Balanced Budget Act. GAO noted that: (1) S. 101 specifies that the U.S. budget would be a unified budget composed of a retirement funds budget, an operating budget, and a debt and interest budget; (2) S. 101 redefines the term deficit to be the amount by which the combined outlays of the operating and debt and interest budget...
Budget Issues: RSPA Funding for Fiscal Years 1990 and 1991
RCED-91-164BR: Published: Jun 28, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided budgeting and funding information for fiscal year (FY) 1990 and FY 1991 for the Department of Transportation's Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA), documenting: (1) the variances between RSPA budget estimates as modified by Congress and set out in conference reports; and (2) obligations and allotments for RSPA research and special p...
Budget Totals: Program and Authorization Information
AFMD-91-58FS: Published: Mar 6, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1991.
GAO provided information that would be useful in: (1) reviewing the President's fiscal year 1992 budget; and (2) preparing the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs' views and estimates report to the House Budget Committee.GAO noted that the information included a listing of authorization, program, and budget information for those entities under the jurisdiction of the House Committee on Inter...
Budget Issues: Capping of Outlays Is Ineffective for Controlling Expenditures
AFMD-90-111: Published: Sep 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about federal and state experience with outlay caps.GAO found that: (1) during fiscal years 1970 through 1990, Congress enacted only three outlay caps on two federal programs; (2) states used methods other than outlay caps to control expenditures; (3) agencies had no problems implementing outlay caps; (4) outlay caps failed to produce l...
Developing a Federal Drug Budget: Implementing the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988
GGD-90-104: Published: Aug 23, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) the evolution of the process used to formulate federal drug budgets for fiscal years (FY) 1989 through 1992; and (2) how the executive branch tracks and monitors the obligation and expenditure of federal drug program funds.GAO found that: (1) for FY 1981 through 1989, Congress did not legislatively require the preparation of an annual drug bud...
Budget Issues: Human Resource Programs Warranting Consideration as Human Capital
AFMD-90-52: Published: Apr 30, 1990. Publicly Released: May 31, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed all federal human resource programs that could be candidates for inclusion in a capital budget.GAO found that: (1) the public and private sectors did not clearly define human capital; (2) 154 federal programs, designed to enhance individual well-being, warranted consideration as human capital investments; and (3) those programs accounted for total...