Progress in Improving Program and Budget Information for Congressional Use.
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC PROGRAM ANALYSIS DIV
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This report is submitted to the Congress in accordance with section 202 e of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1970. This section requires us to report annually on the progress and results of our continuing program, undertaken in accordance with the 1970 Act, as amended by Title VIII of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, to improve the fiscal, budgetary, and program-related information reported to the Congress. The relevant statutory provisions assign GAO responsibilities for developing standard terminology, definitions, classifications, and codes for Federal fiscal, budgetary, and program-related data and information reported to the Congress conducting a continuing program for identifying and specifying the needs of the Congress for fiscal, budgetary, and program-related information monitoring the recurring reporting requirements of the Congress and making recommendations for changes and improvements in such requirements maintaining inventories and directories of sources and information systems containing fiscal, budgetary, and program-related data and information maintaining central files of Federal fiscal, budgetary, and program-related data and information to meet the recurring requirements of the Congress evaluating the extent to which the executive branch reporting meets identified information needs and specifying the changes required to meet congressional needs cooperating with the executive branch in standardization of the budget, fiscal, and program-related information systems and cooperating with the executive branch in meeting the needs of State and local governments for budget, fiscal, and program-related information. Author
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