U.S. General Accounting Office: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Government Management, Information, and Technology of the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, Second Session, July 18, 2000


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Pāgina 26 - We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessing of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this constitution for the United States of America.
Pāgina 14 - GAO exists to support the Congress in meeting its constitutional responsibilities and to help improve the performance and ensure the accountability of the federal government for the benefit of the American people.
Pāgina 47 - During fiscal year 1999, we were called upon to testify 229 times before 93 congressional committees or subcommittees as shown in Figure 21 below. Examples of important testimonies that helped the Congress in its oversight include our performance accountability and high-risk series, which depict the government's major management challenges and program risks; Social Security reform proposals; financial and operational aspects of the International Monetary Fund; DOD's anthrax vaccination program, and...
Pāgina 43 - ... established a Comptroller General Employee Advisory Council, with which I will meet every quarter to discuss current and emerging issues of mutual interest and concern. And...
Pāgina 29 - Under the intermediate assumptions of The 2000 Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Old-Age...
Pāgina 34 - More than 40 federal agencies, offices and bureaus spend over $10 billion a year to combat terrorism. The structure of US armed forces has been reviewed a number of times since the end of the Cold War, resulting in substantial reductions. The Congress has expressed concern that the forces that remain may not be sufficient to implement the national military strategy and may not be sufficiently prepared to respond to the threats of the 21st century. In February 1999, the President proposed that DOD...
Pāgina 37 - This generation has a stewardship responsibility to future generations to reduce the debt burden they will inherit, to provide a strong foundation for future economic growth, and to ensure that future commitments are both adequate and affordable. Prudence requires making the tough choices today while the economy is healthy and the workforce is relatively large. National saving pays future dividends over the long term but only if meaningful reform begins soon. Entitlement reform is best done with...
Pāgina 5 - GAO's evaluators, auditors, lawyers, economists, public policy analysts, information technology specialists, and other multi-disciplinary professionals seek to enhance the economy, efficiency, effectiveness, and credibility of the Federal Government, both in fact and in the eyes of the American people.
Pāgina 44 - Succession planning is a major human capital issue that we must address. Nearly 34 percent of our evaluator and related staff will be eligible to retire by the end of fiscal year 2004. In addition, about 55 percent of our senior executives and 48 percent of our management evaluators will become eligible to retire by that time. Other critical positions, such as attorneys, criminal investigators, and mission support, are also vulnerable.
Pāgina 40 - Agencies' employment structures and working arrangements will also be changing, and the workplace will need to accommodate greater flexibility and uncertainty. The implications of the downsizing of federal workforce over the past decade are also significant From fiscal year 1990 to fiscal year 1999, the number of non-postal civilian federal employees fell from about 2.3 million to about 1.9 million.

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