Fiscal policies (51 - 58 of 58 items)
President's Third Special Message for Fiscal Year 1986
OGC-86-9: Published: Apr 8, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1986.
GAO reported on the President's third special message for fiscal year 1986. It had earlier reported on four deferrals and one rescission in order to give Congress timely information on impoundments.The President proposed seven new rescissions, nine new deferrals of budget authority, and five revised deferrals of budget authority. In some instances, GAO could not verify information regarding an acc...
Lapsed Budget Authority--Fiscal Year 1981
AFMD-84-54: Published: May 29, 1984. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the total amount of lapsed budget authority for executive branch departments and agencies during fiscal year 1981, focusing on the reasons for lapsed budget authority and whether any of the lapsed funds should have been reported to Congress as rescissions.GAO found that, in the accounts reviewed, lapsed funds were caused by: (1) programmatic cha...
Pros and Cons of a Separate Capital Budget for the Federal Government
PAD-83-1: Published: Sep 22, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) the advantages and disadvantages of the use of a unified capital budget by the Federal Government; and (2) the information needed to formulate national policy for investing in capital assets.GAO stated that, in contrast to businesses and State and local governments, the Federal Government uses the unified budget, in which the acquisition of ca...
Improvements to the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974
119481: Sep 21, 1982
In testimony before a congressional committee, GAO discussed improvements to the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974, which was designed to create a framework within which Congress could set national budget priorities and establish appropriate levels of Federal revenue and expenditures. Implementation of the Act has been difficult, because delays in funding decisions have incr...
Economies, Efficiencies, and Savings a Challenge for Comptrollers
118090: Mar 22, 1982
The Comptroller General commented that the need to restore the public confidence in all levels of government is a pressing matter. Federal officials, especially Defense officials, must redouble their efforts to better manage their resources and reduce wasteful spending. GAO considers it imperative that any gaps in the Federal financial management spectrum be closed; separate and uncoordinated plan...
Mission Budgeting: The Need, How It Works
090976: Jan 1, 1978
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 13, Issue 4, Fall 1978...
Budget Estimates for FY 1976
094603: Jan 1, 1976
No summary is currently available...