Budget requests (11 - 20 of 63 items)
Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Request: U.S. Government Accountability Office
GAO-05-476T: Published: Apr 19, 2005. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 2005.
This testimony is in support of the fiscal year 2006 budget request for the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). This request is necessary to help us continue to support the Congress in meeting its constitutional responsibilities and to help improve the performance and ensure the accountability of the federal government for the benefit of the American people. We are grateful to the Congres...
Internal Revenue Service: Assessment of Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Request and Interim Results of the 2005 Filing Season
GAO-05-416T: Published: Apr 14, 2005. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 2005.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has been shifting its priorities from taxpayer service to enforcement and its management of Business Systems Modernization (BSM) from contractors to IRS staff. Although there are sound reasons for these adjustments, they also involve risks. With respect to the fiscal year 2006 budget request, GAO assessed (1) how IRS proposes to balance its resources between taxp...
Coast Guard: Observations on Agency Priorities in Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Request
GAO-05-364T: Published: Mar 17, 2005. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 2005.
The Coast Guard's budget has steadily increased in recent years, reflecting the agency's need to address heightened homeland security responsibilities while also addressing traditional programs such as rescuing mariners in distress and protecting important fishing grounds. The fiscal year 2006 budget request, which totals $8.1 billion, reflects an increase of $570 million over the previous year. G...
Performance Budgeting: Efforts to Restructure Budgets to Better Align Resources with Performance
GAO-05-117SP: Published: Feb 1, 2005. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 2005.
Efforts to better align and integrate budget and performance information raises many issues, including the question of budget structure--should appropriations accounts or congressional budget justifications or both be restructured to tighten the link between resources and performance? If so, how and to what extent? The administration elevated attention to this issue by including budget restructuri...
Performance Budgeting: States' Experiences Can Inform Federal Efforts
GAO-05-215: Published: Feb 28, 2005. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 2005.
With a number of challenges facing the nation--including a long-term fiscal imbalance--agencies need to maximize their performance and leverage available resources and authorities to achieve maximum value while managing risk. Examining state efforts to increase the focus on performance and their experiences in responding to recent fiscal stress can offer insights into practices that may assist fed...
Fiscal Year 2005 Budget Request: U.S. General Accounting Office
GAO-04-473T: Published: Apr 22, 2004. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 2004.
GAO exists to support the Congress in meeting its constitutional responsibilities and to help improve the performance and ensure the accountability of the federal government for the benefit of the American people. In the years ahead, its support to the Congress will likely prove even more critical because of the pressures created by the nation's large and growing long-term fiscal imbalance, which...
Internal Revenue Service: Assessment of Fiscal Year 2004 Budget Request and 2003 Filing Season Performance to Date
GAO-03-641T: Published: Apr 8, 2003. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 2003.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is responsible for collecting virtually all of the funds that pay for the federal government. For 2003, IRS expects to process 130 million individual income tax returns, issue 99 million refunds, receive 100 million telephone calls, and assist 4 million taxpayers face-to-face at IRS and volunteer offices. Most of these interactions with taxpayers occur during the...
Internal Revenue Service: Assessment of Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2003 and Interim Results of 2002 Tax Filing Season
GAO-02-580T: Published: Apr 9, 2002. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 2002.
This testimony discusses the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) fiscal year 2003 budget request for the 2002 tax filing season. GAO found that IRS's plans for hiring and redirecting staff may be optimistic because budgets are prepared so far in advance of the fiscal year involved. IRS assumed (1) labor and nonlabor savings of 2,287 staff years and $157.5 million and (2) additional savings of $38.5 mil...
Results-Oriented Budget Practices in Federal Agencies
GAO-01-1084SP: Published: Aug 1, 2001. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 2001.
GAO analyzed federal government budget practices in order to produce a framework for agency budget practices that can guide an agency toward incorporating performance information into the budget process. GAO also reviewed challenges to implementing results-oriented budget practices that were identified by a panel of agency budget officials...
Housing and Urban Development: Comments on HUD's Fiscal Year 2002 Budget Request
GAO-01-663T: Published: Apr 25, 2001. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 2001.
GAO discussed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) fiscal year 2002 budget request. Because HUD's 2002 budget request was released only two weeks before this testimony, GAO could only offer a general discussion of the budget's policy policy implications and program trade-offs. GAO found that, in recent years, HUD has had significant unexpended balances, making it difficult for C...