Budgeting (31 - 40 of 58 items)
Budget Treatment of Monetary Credits
AFMD-85-21: Published: Apr 8, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the use of monetary credits as a financing technique for government acquisitions. When monetary credits are used, the government purchases property by promising to reduce the amount it may later collect on other transactions from the seller. Monetary credits do not entail cash disbursements and are frequently not recognized or controlled in budg...
Budget Estimates for Fiscal Year 1986
126387: Mar 4, 1985
Testimony was given on the fiscal year (FY) 1986 appropriations of $339.6 million, which GAO has requested to fund 5,250 staff-years to respond to congressional needs. GAO has continually returned considerably more in savings than has been appropriated to the agency. In FY 1984, GAO identified over $5 billion in measurable savings which was over 19 times the amount appropriated to the agency in th...
Improving the Management of the Federal Government
125264: Sep 19, 1984
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed current government management improvement efforts and past management reforms, and it focused on two key management areas: human resources and management support systems. The administration has devoted substantial energies to improve management by various means and has recently broadened its efforts to by initiating a long-range program aimed at i...
Biennial Budgeting: Summary of the Major Issues
OACG-84-4: Published: Apr 17, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO studied the feasibility and the advisability of lengthening the federal budget cycle to a 2-year period. GAO reviewed states' experience with biennial budgeting, identified workload and timetable problems, and reviewed ways by which Congress could implement a biennial budget.GAO found that effective controls and an early consensus on revenue estimates by...
Progress in Improving Program and Budget Information for Congressional Use
OACG-84-2: Published: Nov 8, 1983. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1983.
GAO presented its annual report on the progress and results of its continuing program to: (1) develop standard terms and classifications for Federal fiscal, budgetary, and program-related information; (2) identify congressional needs for such information; and (3) monitor recurring reporting requirements of Congress and recommend changes.Over the past year, GAO has noted a number of positive action...
Perspectives on Budgeting for State and Local Needs and Biennial Budgeting
121260: May 5, 1983
The Comptroller General presented testimony on the work of GAO in the areas of advance budgeting of Federal assistance to State and local governments and State biennial budgeting experiences. A study is underway to determine what problems are caused by the different budget cycles and whether those cycles can be better coordinated. GAO found a basic timing conflict between Federal, State, and local...
[Budgeting for Public Capital Investment]
120972: Mar 30, 1983
Views were presented on budgeting for public capital investment. Although the Government has long been involved with the development and implementation of public facilities, it does not have a coherent framework within which to develop a capital investment strategy. It was suggested that the Government should develop a strategy which reflects a conscious set of decisions regarding how much of the...
[Perspectives on the Federal Budget]
120996: Mar 24, 1983
In a speech, the Comptroller General offered his perspectives on the current budget situation in the Federal Government. The Comptroller General stated that, while the budget deficit that has been developing for over 20 years is too large, it is unavoidable to some extent because of the recession. He stated that the prospect of large deficits during the 1980's poses an obstacle to the Nation's eme...
Budget Estimates for FY 1984
120644: Feb 8, 1983
The Comptroller General gave testimony concerning the GAO budget request for fiscal year (FY) 1984. During the past year, GAO was able to sustain its efforts to improve the efficiency of Government operations and to provide timely assistance to Congress. The Government realized $5.9 billion in collections and other measurable savings during FY 1982 by implementing GAO recommendations, a return of...
Biennial Budgeting: The State Examples--Summary of the Major Issues
PAD-83-14: Published: Dec 23, 1982. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO presented a part of its study on biennial budgeting discussing the biennial budget processes of Ohio, Wisconsin, and Florida.While budgeting may often be tailored to the unique needs and characteristics of a state, GAO learned that certain aspects of the budget processes of the states which it visited are relevant and adaptable to a federal biennial cycl...