Budget requests (1 - 10 of 24 items)
Internal Revenue Service: Absorbing Budget Cuts Has Resulted in Significant Staffing Declines and Uneven Performance
GAO-14-534R: Published: Apr 21, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 2014.
IRS’s appropriations have declined to below fiscal year 2009 levels and FTEs have been reduced by about 8,000 since fiscal year 2009. Planned performance in enforcement and taxpayer service has decreased or fluctuated; for example, in the fiscal year 2014 congressional justification the audit coverage target for individual examinations was 1.0 percent for fiscal year 2014, however, the target wa...
Bureau of Prisons: Opportunities Exist to Enhance the Transparency of Annual Budget Justifications
GAO-14-121: Published: Dec 6, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 6, 2013.
The largest account in the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Bureau of Prisons (BOP) budget justification--its Salaries and Expenses (S&E) account-- is composed mainly of costs associated with Inmate Care and Programs and Institution Security and Administration, both of which have grown steadily since 2008. This growth is due predominantly to increases in prison populations, which are the primary cost...
DOJ Workforce Planning: Grant-Making Components Should Enhance the Utility of Their Staffing Models
GAO-13-92: Published: Dec 14, 2012. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 2012.
The Department of Justice's (DOJ) three grant-making components--the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), and the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)--have partially met five of six leading practices, and fully met another, to ensure that the staffing models the contractor prepared for each of them to assess their workloads and workforce c...
Drug Control: Initial Review of the National Strategy and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Programs
GAO-12-744R: Published: Jul 6, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 2012.
To implement the 2010 National Drug Control Strategy, ONDCP obtained input from drug control stakeholders to help ensure that they shared responsibility for implementation, established a new process to determine progress made, and reported that most action items in the Strategy were on track or complete as of November 2011. ONDCP officials stated that they developed the 2010 Strategys seven...
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...
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Major Management Issues Facing DOD's Development and Fielding Efforts
GAO-04-530T: Published: Mar 17, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 2004.
The current generation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has been under development since the 1980s. UAVs were used in Afghanistan and Iraq in 2002 and 2003 to observe, track, target, and strike enemy forces. These successes have heightened interest in UAVs within the Department of Defense (DOD). Congress has been particularly interested in DOD's approach to managing the growing number of UAV pro...
Anti-Deficiency Act Violation Involving the District of Columbia Health and Hospitals Public Benefit Corporation
B-285725: Published: Sep 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 2000.
GAO provided information on possible violations of the Antideficiency Act by the District of Columbia Health and Hospitals Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) or the District of Columbia government, focusing on if the PBC: (1) violated the Anitdeficiency Act in fiscal years 1997 through 2000 by obligating more than Congress appropriated for those fiscal years; and (2) along with the District of Colum...
Department of Education: Resolving Discrimination Complaints Has Improved With New Processing System
HEHS-99-47R: Published: Mar 23, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR), focusing on changes: (1) the OCR has made in its complaint resolution process since fiscal year (FY) 1993; and (2) in the timeliness and efficiency in resolving complaints between FY 1993 and FY 1997.GAO noted that: (1) since FY 1993, OCR has improved its complaint resoluti...
Defense Communications: White House Communications Agency Activities and Funding
T-NSIAD-96-168: Published: May 16, 1996. Publicly Released: May 16, 1996.
GAO discussed the White House Communications Agency's (WHCA) activities and funding, focusing on the events that led to the separate review of WHCA by the Department of Defense (DOD) Inspector General (IG). GAO noted that: (1) it attempted to obtain WHCA data from September 1994 to January 1995, but the White House, WHCA, and DOD failed to provide sufficient information to verify reported WHCA act...
NSIAD-93-91R: Published: Dec 3, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1992.
GAO reviewed Department of Defense (DOD) comments on its report on aircraft sales to foreign governments to fund radar procurements. GAO found that: (1) DOD did not use sales proceeds to replace the two aircraft sold to a foreign country as required; (2) the aircraft designated by the Navy as replacements were fully funded with appropriations without the sales proceeds; and (3) the recommendation...