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Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the reporting of lobbying activities by organizations that have employees who lobby on the organizations' behalf and have the option to report their lobbying expenses under the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) of 1995 or applicable Internal Revenue Code...
The problems of federal government management will persist as long as measures to identify, and solve them are not taken. Improved management can result in sound policy decisions and efficient service to the public.
GAO was requested to study the spending patterns of the departments and agencies of the Federal Government to determine whether a correlation exists between the utilization of appropriated funds and the time during the year when the funds are spent.