Budgets (11 - 20 of 63 items)
VA Health Care: Challenges in Budget Formulation and Issues Surrounding the Proposal for Advance Appropriations
GAO-09-664T: Published: Apr 29, 2009. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 2009.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) estimates it will provide health care to 5.8 million patients with appropriations of about $41 billion in fiscal year 2009. It provides a range of services, including primary care, outpatient and inpatient services, long-term care, and prescription drugs. VA formulates its health care budget by developing annual estimates of its likely spending for all its h...
Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Request: U.S. Government Accountability Office
GAO-09-587T: Published: Apr 28, 2009. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 2009.
This testimony discuss the U.S. Government Accountability Office's (GAO) budget request for fiscal year 2010. In fiscal year 2008 GAO delivered advice and analyses to the Congress in response to requests from all of the standing committees of the House and the Senate and over 80 percent of their subcommittees. The hard work of our staff yielded significant results across the government, including...
Global War on Terrorism: Reported Obligations for the Department of Defense
GAO-09-233R: Published: Dec 15, 2008. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 2008.
Since 2001, Congress has provided the Department of Defense (DOD) with about $808 billion in supplemental and annual appropriations, as of September 2008, primarily for military operations in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). DOD's reported annual obligations for GWOT have shown a steady increase from about $0.2 billion in fiscal year 2001 to about $162.4 billion in fiscal year 2008....
Status of GAO Recommendations to the Department of Defense (Fiscal Years 2001-2007)
GAO-09-201R: Published: Dec 11, 2008. Publicly Released: Dec 11, 2008.
Section 402 of the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2009 required us to report to the appropriate congressional committees by the end of the 110th Congress regarding the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in implementing GAO's recommendations over the last 7 years. During this period of time, we issued 637 reports to DOD or its components that included 2,726 recommendations...
HUD and Treasury Programs: More Information on Leverage Measures' Accuracy and Linkage to Program Goals Is Needed in Assessing Performance
GAO-08-136: Published: Jan 18, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 2008.
This is the second of two reports on the leveraging of federal funds in housing and community and economic development programs. Leveraging involves using a source of funds to attract other funds or combining multiple sources of funds. This report examines (1) the leverage measures and the transparency of the data and methods used to calculate them, and (2) the relevance of such measures in assess...
State and Local Governments: Growing Fiscal Challenges Will Emerge during the Next 10 Years
GAO-08-317: Published: Jan 22, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 2008.
State and local governments provide an array of services to their residents, such as primary and secondary education, libraries, police and fire services, social programs, roads and other infrastructure, public colleges and universities, and more. These subnational governments may face fiscal stress similar to the federal government. Given the nature of the partnership among levels of government i...
Budget Issues: Accrual Budgeting Useful in Certain Areas but Does Not Provide Sufficient Information for Reporting on Our Nation's Longer-Term Fiscal Challenge
GAO-08-206: Published: Dec 20, 2007. Publicly Released: Dec 20, 2007.
The federal government's financial condition and fiscal outlook have deteriorated dramatically since 2000. The federal budget has gone from surplus to deficit and the nation's major reported long-term fiscal exposures--a wide range of programs, responsibilities, and activities that either explicitly or implicitly commit the government to future spending--have more than doubled. Current budget proc...
Inspectors General: Limitations of IG Oversight at the Department of State
GAO-08-135T: Published: Oct 31, 2007. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 2007.
GAO was asked to provide testimony about the effectiveness and reliability of the State Department's Office of Inspector General (State IG). We focused on the independence of the State IG, the use of inspections instead of audits to provide oversight of the department, and the effectiveness of the IG's investigative function. The testimony is based primarily on our March 2007 report, Inspectors Ge...
Stabilizing Iraq: Preliminary Observations on Budget and Management Challenges of Iraq's Security Ministries
GAO-07-637T: Published: Mar 22, 2007. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 2007.
In November 2005, the President issued the National Strategy for Victory in Iraq. According to the strategy, victory will be achieved when Iraq is peaceful, united, stable, secure, well integrated into the international community, and a full partner in the global war on terror. To help Iraq achieve this, the U.S. is, among other efforts, helping strengthen the capabilities of the Iraq Ministries o...
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission: Building Project Management and Related Budget Planning
GAO-06-61R: Published: Oct 20, 2005. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 2005.
Congress asked us to provide a briefing on the facilities management and budgeting issues of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that SEC disclosed to Congress in May 2005, which resulted in SEC's requesting a reprogramming of approximately $48 million of 2005 and 2006 funds. The reprogramming was requested to cover unbudgeted costs related to the construction of new facilities in Wa...