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Army Working Capital Fund: Actions Needed to Improve Budgeting for Carryover at Army Ordnance
GAO-09-415: Published: Jun 10, 2009. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 2009.
From fiscal years 2004 through 2008, new orders received by the eight Army ordnance activities increased from $788 million to $1.5 billion. To the extent that the ordnance activities do not complete work at year end, the ordered and funded work is carried over into the next fiscal year. While past congressional defense committees recognized the need for carryover, the committees have on occasion r...
Defense Management: Observations on DOD's Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Request for Corrosion Prevention and Control
GAO-09-732R: Published: Jun 1, 2009. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 2009.
This report formally transmits the briefing in response to section 2228(e) of title 10 of the United States Code. The statute requires the Comptroller General to provide an analysis of the Department of Defense's budget submission for corrosion prevention and control, as well as an analysis of the corrosion report accompanying defense budget materials, and provide the results to the congressional...
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...
VA Health Care: Challenges in Budget Formulation and Execution
GAO-09-459T: Published: Mar 12, 2009. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 2009.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) estimates it will provide health care to 5.8 million patients with appropriations of $41.2 billion in fiscal year 2009. The President has proposed an increase in VA's health care budget for fiscal year 2010 to expand services for veterans. VA's patient population includes aging veterans who need services such as long-term care-- including nursing home and no...
Highlights of a Forum: Ensuring Opportunities for Disadvantaged Children and Families
GAO-09-18SP: Published: Nov 13, 2008. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 2008.
Investments in the education and health of children are critical to the nation's future, as the nation's security and well-being depend on a productive citizenry. While families play the essential role in nurturing their children, the federal government has traditionally provided aid to disadvantaged children and families. However, federal spending on current health care and retirement programs--M...
Defense Budget: Independent Review Is Needed to Ensure DOD's Use of Cost Estimating Tool for Contingency Operations Follows Best Practices
GAO-08-982: Published: Sep 15, 2008. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 2008.
Since the September 2001 terrorist attacks, Congress has provided about $800 billion as of July 2008 to the Department of Defense (DOD) for military operations in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). GWOT budget requests have grown in scope and the amount requested has increased every year. DOD uses various processes and the Contingency Operations Support Tool (COST) to estimate costs fo...
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...
21st Century Challenges: How Performance Budgeting Can Help
GAO-07-1194T: Published: Sep 20, 2007. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 2007.
As part of its work to improve the management and performance of the federal government, GAO monitors progress and continuing challenges in using performance information to inform budgetary choices (performance budgeting). In light of the nation's long-term fiscal imbalance and other 21st century challenges, we have reported that the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA) and perfor...
Long-Term Budget Outlook: Saving Our Future Requires Tough Choices Today
GAO-07-342T: Published: Jan 11, 2007. Publicly Released: Jan 11, 2007.
This testimony, given by David M. Walker, Comptroller General of the United States before the Senate Committee on the Budget, addresses the nation's long-term fiscal outlook and the challenge it presents. However, the outlook is not good. Continuing down this current fiscal path would gradually erode, if not suddenly damage, out economy, our standard of living, and ultimately even our domestic tra...
Budget Process: Long-term Focus Is Critical
GAO-04-585T: Published: Mar 23, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 2004.
The structure of the budget process can help ensure that budget decision makers are presented with the information and choices for timely and informed decisionmaking. GAO's long-term budget simulations show that, absent substantive entitlement reform and/or dramatic changes in tax and spending policies, we will face large, escalating, and persistent deficits. A budget process incorporating new met...