Fiscal Year 2002 Budget Request:
U.S. General Accounting Office
GAO-01-609T, May 10, 2001
This testimony reviews GAO's fiscal year 2000 accomplishments, fiscal year 2001 plans and future challenges, and fiscal year 2002 budget request. In fiscal year 2000, GAO saved taxpayers more than $23 billion. GAO's work also resulted in improved public health and safety, better national security, and stronger financial management and information systems. During fiscal year 2001, GAO will continue to focus on the major issues facing Congress, including the solvency of Social Security, education, economic development, Medicare reform, and national security. Internally, GAO will continue to take steps to address its own two major management challenges: human capital and information technology. To fully support Congress, GAO is requesting a budget of about $430.3 million for fiscal year 2000. This funding will allow GAO to staff and support its approved 3,275 full-time equivalent staffing level and sustain existing services to Congress.