Governmental Budget Reform:

An Agenda for the Eighties

Published: Jan 1, 1982. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1982.

Additional Materials:

Contact:

Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800
youngc1@gao.gov

This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 17, Issue 4, Fall 1982, discusses the evolution of the Federal budget process and the reasons for the present dissatisfaction with the budget system. The Government and the Nation have changed dramatically since the basic elements of the current budget process were designed, and political pressures on the budget process have intensified. It was stated that some of the problems in the budget process result from the multiple roles for management in the budget process and the difficulty of constructing decision points and information flows appropriate to each role. Thus, the simplification of the budget structure was suggested. The proposed shift to a biennial budget, the integration of supporting systems, and the balanced budget amendment are also discussed.

Dec 1, 2016

Nov 17, 2016

Nov 14, 2016

Oct 5, 2016

Jul 21, 2016

Jun 23, 2016

May 12, 2016

Apr 14, 2016

Mar 4, 2016

Oct 30, 2015

Looking for more? Browse all our products here