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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...
Public Transportation: Opportunities Exist to Improve the Communication and Transparency of Changes Made to the New Starts Program
GAO-05-674: Published: Jun 28, 2005. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 2005.
The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) and subsequent legislation authorized about $13.5 billion in guaranteed funding for the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) New Starts program, which is used to select fixed guideway transit projects, such as rail and trolley projects, and to award full funding grant agreements (FFGA). GAO assessed the New Starts process for the fiscal...
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...
Internal Revenue Service: Assessment of Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Request and Interim Results of the 2005 Filing Season
GAO-05-416T: Published: Apr 14, 2005. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 2005.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has been shifting its priorities from taxpayer service to enforcement and its management of Business Systems Modernization (BSM) from contractors to IRS staff. Although there are sound reasons for these adjustments, they also involve risks. With respect to the fiscal year 2006 budget request, GAO assessed (1) how IRS proposes to balance its resources between taxp...
Superfund Program: Current Status and Future Fiscal Challenges
GAO-03-850: Published: Jul 31, 2003. Publicly Released: Sep 2, 2003.
Congress established the Superfund program in 1980 to clean up highly contaminated hazardous waste sites. Among other things, the law established a trust fund to help the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pay for cleanups and related program activities. The trust fund was financed primarily by three dedicated taxes until 1995, when the taxing authority expired. EPA continues to discover sites...
Labor Market Information: Trends and Issues in Funding of State Programs
GAO-03-336: Published: Dec 20, 2002. Publicly Released: Dec 20, 2002.
Labor market information is used to help make and assess social and monetary policies, tax and budget projections, and private investment decisions. Produced under cooperative agreements between states and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), labor market information helps provide an up-to-date picture of the U.S. economy and generate closely watched economic indicators, such as unemployment rate...
Developing a Federal Drug Budget: Implementing the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988
GGD-90-104: Published: Aug 23, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) the evolution of the process used to formulate federal drug budgets for fiscal years (FY) 1989 through 1992; and (2) how the executive branch tracks and monitors the obligation and expenditure of federal drug program funds.GAO found that: (1) for FY 1981 through 1989, Congress did not legislatively require the preparation of an annual drug bud...
Report on the Implementation of the Farm Credit Act Amendments of 1980
GGD-85-32: Published: Apr 8, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1985.
GAO reviewed the legislative objectives of the Farm Credit Act Amendments of 1980, including: (1) increasing agricultural cooperatives exports financed by the Farm Credit System; (2) increasing non-System financial institutions' availability of funds; (3) helping young, beginning, and small farmers; and (4) maintaining utility cooperatives' eligibility to borrow from the System.The System has prov...