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21st Century Challenges: Reexamining the Base of the Federal Government
GAO-05-352T: Published: Feb 16, 2005. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 2005.
This report stems from the recognition that the Congress faces a daunting challenge: the need to bring government and its programs in line with 21st century realities. This challenge has many related pieces: addressing the nation's large and growing long-term fiscal gap; deciding on the appropriate role and size of the federal government--and how to finance that government--and bringing the panopl...
Performance Budgeting: Observations on the Use of OMB's Program Assessment Rating Tool for the Fiscal Year 2004 Budget
GAO-04-174: Published: Jan 30, 2004. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 2004.
The Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) is meant to provide a consistent approach to evaluating federal programs during budget formulation. To better understand its potential, congressional requesters asked GAO to examine (1) how PART changed OMB's fiscal year 2004 budget decisionmaking process, (2) PART's relationship to the Government Performance and Res...
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...
PEMD-93-10R: Published: Nov 16, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the progress and results of the Amerasian Homecoming Act, focusing on: (1) the process whereby eligible Amerasians and their families first become participants in the program in Vietnam; and (2) the outcomes for Amerasians and their families after resettlement has taken place. GAO noted that: (1) the program has successfully processed a large numbe...
Ship Maintenance: The Navy's Fleet Modernization Program
NSIAD-91-20: Published: Mar 7, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of the Navy's Fleet Modernization Program (FMP), the Navy's primary vehicle for updating ships' offensive, defensive, and operating systems.GAO found that the Navy: (1) fiscal year (FY) 1987 FMP budget request was $1.6 billion, which included about $958 million for 2,278 modernization projects on 244 ships; (2) did not install about...
Development Assistance: Issues Concerning AID's Social Marketing for Change Program
NSIAD-89-29: Published: Nov 9, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed various allegations concerning the Agency for International Development's (AID) Social Marketing for Change (SOMARC) Program, which markets contraceptives for developing countries, to determine whether: (1) AID changed an evaluation of the program to remove criticism; (2) a member of the evaluation team had a possible conflict of interest; and (...
ICBM Modernization: Selected Funding Options for the Small ICBM
NSIAD-88-193: Published: Jul 7, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed four funding options for the Air Force's Small Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) program for fiscal year (FY) 1989.GAO found that the Air Force estimated that in FY 1989 it would require: (1) $500 million to continue the ICBM program without regard to lead time necessary to requalify program contractors; (2) $600 million to continue both...
Performance Evaluation: Energy Information Administration
PART-86-1: Published: Apr 16, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1986.
The Professional Audit Review Team (PART) presented the results of its evaluation of whether the Energy Information Administration (EIA) performed its activities independently, objectively, and professionally during fiscal years 1984 and 1985.PART found that: (1) although EIA has improved the management of its data and analyses, it has not established any standards detailing the scope and frequenc...
Aquila Remotely Piloted Vehicle: Recent Developments and Alternatives
NSIAD-86-41BR: Published: Jan 4, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Aquila Remotely Piloted Vehicle Program focusing on its technical problems, their effect on the program's cost, schedule, and management, and the Army's consideration of alternatives to the program.GAO found that: (1) the program recently underwent a major restructuring in response to the technical problems revealed in testing; (2) the Army...
USIA Has Taken Action To Improve the Management of the Private Sector Program
NSIAD-84-59: Published: Apr 10, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1984.
Pursuant to congressional requests, GAO reviewed the United States Information Agency's (USIA) management of grants to private sector nonprofit organizations. GAO compared selection criteria and administrative processes used for the fiscal year 1982 private sector program with those used in previous years.The private sector program has been the focal point of USIA efforts to involve private nonpro...