Compendium of Budget Accounts: Fiscal Year 1999
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC ACCOUNTING AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT DIV
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The Presidents budget is intended to address many objectives and meet many information needs more than two dozen requirements are currently listed at 31 U.S.C. 1105. Accordingly, the budget comprises a wealth of information in a daunting array of schedules, tables, graphs, and narrative summaries. The comprehensiveness of the Presidents budget submission is its principal strength, but also creates its most obvious inconvenience - its sheer size and complexity. For example, for fiscal year 1999, the Presidents budget spanned 5 volumes and over 2,500 pages. We developed this compendium to give users a convenient way to sort through the fiscal structure of the federal government and to determine the level of budgetary resources - used, estimated, or requested by fiscal year - for individual accounts.
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