Appropriations (31 - 40 of 48 items)
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...
Accuracy, Cost, and Users of the Consolidated Federal Funds Report
AFMD-85-1: Published: Oct 1, 1984. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1984.
In accordance with the Consolidated Federal Funds Report Act, GAO examined the accuracy of the data in the Consolidated Federal Funds Report (CFFR), its cost, and its potential users.CFFR for fiscal year (FY) 1983 provided statistical data on the geographic distribution of federal funds to states, counties, and cities in a two-volume document and a computer tape. The estimated cost for 1983 CFFR w...
Some Small Purchase Procurements at FERC Were Not Well Managed
RCED-83-95: Published: Mar 29, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 1983.
GAO reviewed small purchase procurements of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in regard to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) rate case.GAO noted that FERC spent over $179,000 in documenting the TAPS project which was originally estimated to cost about $1 billion but actually cost about $9.4 billion. GAO found that the FERC lack of management controls over the procurement and ac...
The President's Fourth Special Message for Fiscal Year 1982
OGC-82-7: Published: Dec 31, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1981.
The President's fourth special message for fiscal year 1982 was transmitted to Congress pursuant to the Impoundment Control Act of 1974. The special message proposed 51 deferrals of budget authority.A Department of Housing and Urban Development memorandum concluded that the deferral of housing program funds will have serious effects on the public housing projects by forcing cutbacks in essential s...
Continuation of the Resource Conservation and Development Program Raises Questions
CED-81-120: Published: Aug 11, 1981. Publicly Released: Aug 14, 1981.
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) program and the administrative and legislative changes needed to improve the control and operation of the program.GAO was unable to develop a clear picture or measure of overall benefits under the program because program accomplishments are not clearly distinguishable at either the project or measure l...
Federal Payment to the District of Columbia: Experience Since Home Rule and Analysis of Proposals for Change
GGD-81-67: Published: Apr 23, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 1981.
In 1973, Congress passed the home rule legislation that set up the District of Columbia's first elected government, which took office in 1975. This legislation increased the District's Federal payment authorization so that presently about $300 million, or 21 percent, of the District's operating budget comes from a direct Federal payment. Congress is faced with the issues of whether to increase the...
Review of Yearend Spending Practices
112006: Apr 2, 1980
During a review of yearend spending practices, GAO found 22 procurement actions at the Albuquerque Area Office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs that appeared to violate various appropriation provisions.GAO found cases in which contracts or modifications were funded with expired appropriations and improperly recorded as obligations in the prior fiscal year. Annual appropriations were used to purchas...
National Bureau of Standards--Answers to Congressional Concerns
CED-80-49: Published: Feb 2, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 2, 1980.
The National Bureau of Standards (NBS), part of the Department of Commerce, supports the U.S. scientific and technical community by setting standards for the nation's physical measurement system and carrying out a number of scientific and technical services for industry and government. Information was requested for use by the congressional committees responsible for reauthorizing NBS activities be...
Proposed Rescission of Budget Authority Provided to the Department of Labor
OGC-79-2: Published: Oct 17, 1978. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1978.
The President's 11th special message for fiscal year 1978 pursuant to the Impoundment Control Act of 1974 proposed the rescission of $10.8 million in annual budget authority that had been provided to the Department of Labor. The funds were appropriated for the Employment and Training Administration's implementation of the Community Service Employment Program for Older Americans. The total amount l...
Analysis of Unobligated Balances in the Urban Mass Transportation Fund
107618: Mar 1, 1978
All of the Urban Mass Transportation Administration's (UMTA) programs include grants to state or local governments since UMTA does not itself operate transit services or construct transit facilities. Unexpended balances in the UMTA account at the close of fiscal year 1977 involved $12.6 billion, $9.6 billion of which represented unobligated balances and $3.0 billion of which represented unliquidat...