Program evaluation (11 - 20 of 41 items)
Defense Management: Observations on DOD's FY 2009 Budget Request for Corrosion Prevention and Control
GAO-08-663R: Published: Apr 15, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 2008.
This letter formally responds to section 371 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008. The act requires GAO to provide an analysis of the Department of Defense's (DOD) budget submission for corrosion control and prevention and a DOD report that was to be submitted with defense budget materials to the congressional defense committees within 60 days after submission of the budg...
Federal Compensation Programs: Perspectives on Four Programs for Individuals Injured by Exposure to Harmful Substances
GAO-08-628T: Published: Apr 1, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 2008.
The U.S. federal government has played an ever-increasing role in providing benefits to individuals injured as a result of exposure to harmful substances. Over the years, it has established several key compensation programs, including the Black Lung Program, the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), the Radiation Exposure Compensation Program (RECP), and the Energy Employees Occupational Ill...
Internal Revenue Service: Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Request and Interim Performance Results of IRS's 2008 Tax Filing Season
GAO-08-567: Published: Mar 13, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 2008.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has ambitious goals to improve enforcement, improve taxpayer service, increase research, and continue investing in systems modernization. The President's 2009 proposed budget is a roadmap for how IRS intends to achieve these goals. IRS's 2008 filing season performance, along with the performance of paid preparers who help taxpayers, is a key indicator of the tax...
September 11: Fiscal Year 2008 Cost Estimation Process for World Trade Center Health Programs
GAO-08-537R: Published: Mar 11, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 2008.
Following the World Trade Center (WTC) attack, federal funding was provided to government agencies and private organizations to establish programs for screening, monitoring, or treating responders for illnesses and conditions related to the WTC disaster. Within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Institute for Occupatio...
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...
Corps of Engineers: Observations on Planning and Project Management Processes for the Civil Works Program
GAO-06-529T: Published: Mar 15, 2006. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 2006.
Through the Civil Works Program, the Corps of Engineers (Corps) constructs, operates, and maintains thousands of civil works projects across the United States. The Corps uses a two-phase study process to help inform congressional decision makers about civil works projects and determine if they warrant federal investment. As part of the process for deciding to proceed with a project, the Corps anal...
Administrative Expenditures and Federal Matching Rates of Selected Support Programs
GAO-05-839R: Published: Jun 30, 2005. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 2005.
The federal government spends billions of dollars annually for programs that help low-income families and other individuals. A significant portion of these funds cover administrative costs rather than direct benefits and services. To provide information on how these administrative costs compare across programs and the federal government's role in funding these programs' administrative costs, we ex...
21st Century Challenges: Performance Budgeting Could Help Promote Necessary Reexamination
GAO-05-709T: Published: Jun 14, 2005. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 2005.
As part of its work to improve the management and performance of the federal government, GAO monitors progress and continuing challenges in performance budgeting and the Administration's related initiatives, such as the Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART). In light of the nation's long-term fiscal imbalance and other emerging 21st century challenges, we have also reported that performance budget...
LOCAL TV Act: Administrative Funds May No Longer Be Necessary
GAO-05-438: Published: Apr 22, 2005. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 2005.
This is GAO's third report addressing the LOCAL TV Act's requirement that GAO perform an annual audit of the (1) administration of the provisions of the act and (2) financial position of each applicant who receives a loan guarantee under the act, including the nature, amount, and purpose of investments made by the applicant. Although the LOCAL Television Loan Guarantee Program (LOCAL TV Program) w...
Federal Budget: Opportunities for Oversight and Improved Use of Taxpayer Funds
GAO-03-1029T: Published: Jul 16, 2003. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 2003.
No government should waste its taxpayers' money, whether we are operating during a period of budget surpluses or deficits. Further, it is important for everyone to recognize that fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement are not victimless activities. Resources are not unlimited, and when they are diverted for inappropriate, illegal, inefficient, or ineffective purposes, both taxpayers and legitimate...