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Fiscal Year 2005 Budget Request: U.S. General Accounting Office
GAO-04-474T: Published: Mar 4, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 2004.
GAO exists to support the Congress in meeting its constitutional responsibilities and to help improve the performance and ensure the accountability of the federal government for the benefit of the American people. GAO's work covers virtually every area in which the federal government is or may become involved, anywhere in the world. Perhaps just as importantly, our work sometimes leads us to sound...
GAO Strategic Plan 2004-2009 (Superseded by GAO-07-1SP)
GAO-04-534SP: Published: Mar 1, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 2004.
This publication has been superceded by GAO-07-1SP, GAO Strategic Plan, 2007-2012, April 2007. GAO presented its strategic plan for serving the Congress for fiscal years 2004 through 2009. In keeping with its commitment to update our plan every 2 years, with each new Congress, this plan describes our proposed goals and strategies for supporting the Congress and the nation in facing the challenges...
Subject Area Supplements to GAO's Strategic Plan for Serving the Congress 2004-2009
A82465: Mar 1, 2004
This is a supplemental report to GAO-04-534SP. These supplements to GAO's strategic plan provide greater detail on how the agency intends to fulfill its strategic objectives. For each strategic objective, a supplement provides a brief discussion of the significance of each related qualitative performance goal and its potential outcomes and also lists each performance goal's key efforts. The key ef...
GAO Performance and Accountability Highlights: Fiscal 2003
GAO-04-264SP: Published: Jan 1, 2004. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 2004.
This report presents the highlights of GAO's fiscal year 2003 Performance and Accountability report. The Comptroller General is confident that the performance data and financial information in this report are complete and reliable. GAO met or exceeded all but one of its seven key performance measures, and it received a clean opinion from independent auditors on its financial statements. GAO helped...
GAO Performance and Accountability Report, 2003
GAO-04-263SP: Published: Nov 14, 2003. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 2003.
Presented is GAO's performance and accountability report for fiscal year 2003. In the spirit of the Government Performance and Results Act, this annual report informs the Congress and the American people about what we have achieved on their behalf. Importantly, GAO received a clean opinion from independent auditors on our financial statements for the 17th consecutive year. The financial informatio...
GAO: Transformation Challenges, and Opportunities
GAO-03-1167T: Published: Sep 16, 2003. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 2003.
Congress sought GAO's views on GAO's accomplishments, challenges, and opportunities for its oversight hearing. It also sought GAO's views on its latest human capital proposal, which has been introduced in the Senate as S. 1522.As an arm of the legislative branch, GAO exists to support the Congress in meeting its constitutional responsibilities to improve the performance and ensure the accountabili...
GAO: Additional Human Capital Flexibilities Are Needed
GAO-03-1024T: Published: Jul 16, 2003. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 2003.
The Subcommittee on Civil Service and Agency Organization, House Committee on Government Reform seeks GAO's views on its latest human capital proposal that is slated to be introduced as a bill entitled the GAO Human Capital Reform Act of 2003.As an arm of the legislative branch, GAO exists to support the Congress in meeting its constitutional responsibilities and to help improve the performance an...
Forum on Key National Indicators: Assessing the Nation's Position and Progress
GAO-03-672SP: Published: May 1, 2003. Publicly Released: May 1, 2003.
The nation confronts profound challenges resulting from a variety of factors, including changing security threats, dramatic shifts in demographic patterns, the multidimensional processes of globalization, and the accelerating pace of technological change. These are all coming together in an era of diminishing public resources. The nation's leaders and concerned citizens require better knowledge of...
Fiscal Year 2004 Budget Request: U.S. General Accounting Office
GAO-03-622T: Published: Apr 9, 2003. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 2003.
GAO is a key source of objective information and analyses and, as such, plays a crucial role in supporting congressional decision-making and helping improve government for the benefit of the American people. This testimony focuses on GAO's (1) fiscal year 2002 performance and results, (2) efforts to maximize our effectiveness, responsiveness and value, and (3) our budget request for fiscal year 20...
Catalogue of GAO and Inspectors General Reports on Contracting Issues for Fiscal Years 1997 through 2002
GAO-03-504SP: Published: Mar 31, 2003. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2003.
The federal government spent more than $230 billion through contracts with private industry in fiscal year 2001. Ten Executive Branch agencies account for almost 95 percent of this spending. Past reviews by Executive Branch agency inspectors general, military-department audit agencies, and the General Accounting Office (GAO) have created an extensive body of reports on the procedures and practices...