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[Comments on H.R. 3886]
B-221952: Published: Jun 24, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on H.R. 3886, which would require that the president's fiscal year budget contain the same economic assumptions pertaining to inflation for major Department of Defense (DOD) weapons systems as the rest of the budget. This would eliminate the current exception that allows DOD to use a special inflation multiplier for major weapons systems. Although...
[Sequestration of District of Columbia Funds Under P.L. 99-177]
B-221498.17: Published: May 30, 1986. Publicly Released: May 30, 1986.
GAO reviewed issues concerning whether the federal retirement fund contribution to the District of Columbia (D.C.) was subject to reduction under the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Act of 1985. The account for the federal payment includes: (1) the payment to the D.C. General Fund; (2) the federal contribution to the D.C.-administered retirement funds; and (3) the payment for water and sewer...
Appropriations: Continuing Resolutions and an Assessment of Automatic Funding Approaches
AFMD-86-16: Published: Jan 29, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO studied Congress' use of continuing resolutions as temporary funding measures, specifically: (1) changes in their nature and use; (2) their effect on government operations; and (3) whether an automatic mechanism to provide temporary funding to agencies has merit.GAO found that continuing resolution legislation: (1) was short in length and duration in the...
Budget Issues: Potential for Excess Funds in DOD-March 1986 Update
NSIAD-86-76: Published: Mar 7, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO updated a previous report which estimated the Department of Defense's (DOD) inflation dividend, which is the benefit that accrues to DOD because of overestimates about future inflation. GAO provided: (1) updated estimates of the DOD inflation dividend; and (2) updated information on DOD unobligated budget balances.GAO found that: (1) the estimated DOD infla...
Appropriated Funds: Air Force Needs To Change Process for Funding Some Activities
NSIAD-86-24: Published: Jan 14, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 1986.
GAO reviewed the Air Force Systems Command's (AFCS) Aeronautical Systems Division's assessment of authorized programs to fund and account for certain development planning activities.GAO believes that the use of assessments to fund these activities is not appropriate because: (1) there is no specific budget submission for these development planning activities and, as such, they are not justified to...
President's Second Special Message for Fiscal Year 1986
OGC-86-3: Published: Jan 6, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 6, 1986.
GAO reviewed the President's second special message for fiscal year 1986 which proposed eight new budget authority deferrals totalling over $2 billion.GAO noted that a full year deferral of annual funds, with no clear indication of conditions upon which the funds would be made available, raised the question of whether this message should be reclassified as a rescission. GAO found that: (1) a defer...
BIA Appropriations: Fiscal Year 1983 and 1984 Appropriated Funds Provided to Southern Pueblos
AFMD-86-6: Published: Dec 16, 1985. Publicly Released: Dec 23, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO conducted a study to answer questions raised by the Bureau of Indian Affairs' (BIA) Southern Pueblo Agency (SPA) regarding the level of funding it received for its Self-Determination Grant and Indian Action Team (IAT) programs. Specifically, the study focused on whether: (1) the BIA merger of the two programs' funds in its annual budget request resulted...
Rescission of Budget Authority Not Reported Pursuant to Impoundment Control Act
OGC-85-18: Published: Sep 26, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1985.
GAO reported a rescission of budget authority which was appropriated to the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) that should have been, but was not, reported to Congress by the President.Although ORR believed that a funding level of $50 million was available in fiscal year (FY) 1985, on June 28, 1985, GAO determined that Congress intended a total of $89 million to be available for obligation. The...
The Extent of Navy Compliance With Congressional Guidelines on the Training and Administration of the Reserve Program
NSIAD-85-139: Published: Sep 5, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's Training and Administration of the Reserve (TAR) Program to determine the extent to which the Navy has complied with congressional guidelines for Department of Defense appropriations bills for fiscal years 1981 through 1984.GAO found that the Navy has fully complied with a guideline requiring the transfer of all TAR personnel funding...
Potential for Excess Funds in DOD
NSIAD-85-145: Published: Sep 3, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 3, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Secretary of Defense's offer to reapply $4 billion from fiscal years (FY) 1984 and 1985 appropriations to the 1986 defense budget to determine whether there were: (1) excess funds in the Department of Defense's (DOD) budget; (2) reprogramming actions and lapsing balances; and (3) possible alternatives to the current inflation compensation syste...