Budgets (21 - 30 of 48 items)
Budget Treatment of Monetary Credits
AFMD-85-21: Published: Apr 8, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the use of monetary credits as a financing technique for government acquisitions. When monetary credits are used, the government purchases property by promising to reduce the amount it may later collect on other transactions from the seller. Monetary credits do not entail cash disbursements and are frequently not recognized or controlled in budg...
Accuracy, Cost, and Users of the Consolidated Federal Funds Report
AFMD-85-1: Published: Oct 1, 1984. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1984.
In accordance with the Consolidated Federal Funds Report Act, GAO examined the accuracy of the data in the Consolidated Federal Funds Report (CFFR), its cost, and its potential users.CFFR for fiscal year (FY) 1983 provided statistical data on the geographic distribution of federal funds to states, counties, and cities in a two-volume document and a computer tape. The estimated cost for 1983 CFFR w...
Timely Establishment of Medical Care Recovery Rates Could Increase Recoveries
HRD-84-32: Published: Feb 13, 1984. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1984.
GAO summarized the results of its review of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) role in the establishment of the Veterans Administration's (VA) medical care recovery rates.VA is authorized to recover the reasonable value of medical services provided to certain patients treated at VA facilities and OMB is responsible for setting the rates used by VA in billing liable third parties. In addit...
Opinion on the Applicability of the Act of July 25, 1956 to Presidential Requests to Amend Laws
B-179851: Published: Jun 15, 1977. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1984.
No summary is currently available...
Further Improvements Needed in Processing Tax Regulations
GGD-84-12: Published: Dec 1, 1983. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the growing backlog of tax regulations and concerns that Internal Revenue Service (IRS) budget constraints might be contributing to the backlog.GAO found that the primary cause of growth in the backlog was an inadequate number of attorneys in the Department of the Treasury. Despite recent improvements, including the assignment of additional attorne...
Policies Governing BPA's Repayment of Federal Investment Still Need Revision
RCED-84-25: Published: Oct 26, 1983. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 1983.
Federal law requires the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) to repay the federal investment in its power generation facilities. In a follow-up to a previous report, GAO examined BPA policies regarding repayment.Through 1964, BPA used a fixed annual payment approach to repayment. In 1964, BPA adopted the repayment study method to determine revenue requirements. Under this method, estimated reven...
Compliance With the Department of the Interior's Cost Recovery Program Could Generate Substantial Additional Revenues
RCED-83-94: Published: Sep 6, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1983.
GAO reviewed the Department of the Interior's recently expanded cost recovery program as it relates to oil and gas activities on Alaska's federal onshore lands.GAO found that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Minerals Management Service (MMS), and the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) are not fully complying with Interior's requirement to identify and, where appropriate, seek recovery of cost...
The Department of the Interior Should Improve Its Policies and Practices on Grant-Related Income
GGD-83-75: Published: Aug 26, 1983. Publicly Released: Aug 26, 1983.
GAO performed a governmentwide review of federal agencies' and grantees' policies and practices on handling income generated under federally assisted programs.GAO found that a number of federal agencies, including the Department of the Interior, had not established regulations addressing some grant-related income issues, were not conforming to the Office of Management and Budget's grant-related in...
DOD Can Combat Fraud Better by Strengthening Its Investigative Agencies
AFMD-83-33: Published: Mar 21, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed efforts of the Army, Navy, and Air Force investigative agencies to combat fraud.The Department of Defense (DOD) has four separate criminal investigative agencies to prevent, detect, and investigate fraud in its operations. GAO found that one way these agencies could strengthen their fraud investigations would be to limit them to cases involving sig...
Department of Justice Case Management Information System Does Not Meet Departmental or Congressional Information Needs
GGD-83-50: Published: Mar 25, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1983.
GAO reviewed the development and use of the Department of Justice's case management information system.The system, developed by the Justice Information Systems Center, has cost over $100,000 to develop and operate. Although the system was intended to meet departmental and congressional information needs, these needs were not properly defined before system development. Consequently, the system was...