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Fiscal Exposures: Improving the Budgetary Focus on Long-Term Costs and Uncertainties
GAO-03-213: Published: Jan 24, 2003. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 2003.
GAO and other budget experts have discussed that the current time horizons and content of the federal budget could be enhanced to more comprehensively reflect the government's commitments or signal emerging problems. GAO was asked to (1) provide information on the range and nature of responsibilities, programs, and activities that may explicitly or implicitly expose the government to future spendi...
Defense Budget: Need for Continued Visibility Over Use of Contingency Funds
GAO-01-829: Published: Jul 6, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 2001.
Since the end of the Persian Gulf War in February 1991, the Department of Defense (DOD) has reported over $25 billion in incremental costs for its overseas contingency operations. These operations include the enforcement of no-fly zones, humanitarian assistance, and peace enforcement operations. The majority of these costs ($22 billion) have been incurred in the Balkans (Bosnia and Kosovo) and Sou...
Budget Issues: Incremental Funding of Capital Asset Acquisitions
GAO-01-432R: Published: Feb 26, 2001. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 2001.
This report identifies civilian nondefense agency capital projects with estimated costs of $175.6 billion, based on agency budget justifications and other data. Costs for incrementally funded and high technology civilian projects are estimated at $154.7 billion. Of this amount, $78.5 billion in budget authority has been provided through fiscal year 2000, leaving $76.2 billion of budget authority s...
Long-Term Budget Issues: Moving From Balancing the Budget to Balancing Fiscal Risk
GAO-01-385T: Published: Feb 6, 2001. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 2001.
In this statement, the Comptroller General discusses the fiscal policy challenges facing Congress and the nation. The focus of tax administration and budgeting are shifting because of current and projected budget surpluses. The Comptroller General speaks of the need for fiscal responsibility when using surplus projections to design tax and spending policies. These projections are based on a set of...
Social Security Reform: Information on the Archer-Shaw Proposal
AIMD/HEHS-00-56: Published: Jan 19, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Archer-Shaw Social Security reform proposal, focusing on: (1) the extent to which the proposal achieves sustainable solvency and how it would affect the U.S. economy and the federal budget; (2) the balance struck between the twin goals of income adequacy (level and certainty of benefits) and individual equity (rates of return on...
Credit Reform: HUD's Fiscal Year 2000 Credit Subsidy Budget Estimates Were Reasonable, But Could Have Been Improved
AIMD-00-60R: Published: Jan 14, 2000. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 2000.
GAO provided information on the Federal Housing Administration's credit subsidy budget estimates used to formulate the President's fiscal year (FY) 2000 budget to determine whether: (1) these estimates were reasonable; and (2) any changes need to be made to the credit subsidy estimation process to ensure that future budget estimates are reasonable.GAO noted that: (1) the estimates of loan program...
Social Security: The President's Proposal
T-HEHS/AIMD-00-43: Published: Nov 9, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the President's proposal for Social Security financing, focusing on: (1) the extent to which the proposal achieves sustainable solvency and how the proposal would affect the economy and the federal budget; (2) whether the proposal balances individual equity and income adequacy; and (3) how readily changes could be implemented, administered, and ex...
Passenger Facility Charges: Program Implementation and the Potential Effects of Proposed Changes
RCED-99-138: Published: May 19, 1999. Publicly Released: May 19, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the passenger facility charge program, focusing on: (1) how the program is helping airports fund their capital development; and (2) the potential impact of various proposals to change the program, including the option of making no change.GAO noted that: (1) passenger facility charges provided about 18 percent of the funds available t...
Compendium of Budget Accounts: Fiscal Year 2000
AIMD-99-124: Published: Apr 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1999.
GAO presented a compendium of fiscal year (FY) 2000 budget accounts to give users a convenient way to: (1) sort through the fiscal structure of the federal government; and (2) determine the level of budgetary resources--used, estimated, or requested by fiscal year--for individual accounts.GAO noted that: (1) this compendium follows the same organizational pattern used in the budget of the United S...
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Progress Toward Meeting High Altitude Endurance Aircraft Price Goals
NSIAD-99-29: Published: Dec 15, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) High Altitude Endurance (HAE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) program to determine whether the average flyaway cost for the Global Hawk and Darkstar HAE air vehicles will be within DOD's cost goal of $10 million.GAO noted that: (1) DOD does not expect to be able to produce Darkstar or Global Hawk HAE vehicles withi...