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Internal Revenue Service: Assessment of the Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Request
GAO-08-620T: Published: Apr 16, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 2008.
The fiscal year 2009 budget request for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is a road map for how IRS plans to allocate resources and achieve ambitious goals for improving enforcement, improving taxpayer service, increasing research, and continuing to invest in modernized information systems. One complicating factor in implementing IRS's plans in the immediate future is the recent passage of the Ec...
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...
Health Care Spending: Public Payers Face Burden of Entitlement Program Growth, While All Payers Face Rising Prices and Increasing Use of Services
GAO-07-497T: Published: Feb 15, 2007. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 2007.
GAO testified about the challenges involved in financing health care. GAO has been particularly concerned about the federal government's long-term fiscal sustainability and the contribution of health care spending to this troubling picture. For the past several years, we have consistently reported that in just a few decades, the government will face a serious fiscal imbalance driven by known demog...
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...
Global War on Terrorism: Observations on Funding, Costs, and Future Commitments
GAO-06-885T: Published: Jul 18, 2006. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 2006.
After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the President announced a Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), requiring the collective instruments of the entire federal government to counter the threat of terrorism. Ongoing military and diplomatic operations overseas, especially in Iraq and Afghanistan, constitute a key part of GWOT. These operations involve a wide variety of activities such as com...
Unfunded Mandates: Views Vary About Reform Act's Strengths, Weaknesses, and Options for Improvement
GAO-05-454: Published: Mar 31, 2005. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 2005.
The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (UMRA) was enacted to address concerns about federal statutes and regulations that require nonfederal parties to expend resources to achieve legislative goals without being provided federal funding to cover the costs. UMRA generates information about the nature and size of potential federal mandates on nonfederal entities to assist Congress and agency decis...
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...
Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Estimated Costs, Planned Uses of Emergency Funding, and Future Implications
T-AIMD-99-214: Published: Jun 22, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the costs associated with the year 2000 problem, focusing on: (1) estimated year 2000 costs and agency processes to track costs to date; (2) planned uses of emergency funding; (3) year 2000 costs for fiscal year (FY) 2000 and beyond; (4) agency program and information technology (IT) initiatives delayed by year 2000 activities; and (5) lessons lea...
Coast Guard: Key Budget Issues for Fiscal Years 1999 and 2000
T-RCED-99-83: Published: Feb 11, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Coast Guard's budgets for fiscal years 1999 and 2000, focusing on the: (1) Coast Guard's progress in justifying the Deepwater Replacement Project and addressing GAO's concerns about its affordability; (2) Coast Guard's plans for spending its fiscal year (FY) 1999 emergency funds; and (3) budget strategies the agency may have to consider in the...
Navy Aviation: F/A-18E/F Development and Production Issues
NSIAD-98-61: Published: Mar 13, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the F/A-18E/F development program, focusing on the: (1) status of the E/F development flight test program; (2) deficiencies that have been identified to date and corrective actions planned; and (3) current cost estimate for the program.GAO noted that: (1) the Navy has revised the F/A-18E/F flight test program by decreasing the data collection requi...