Accession Number : ADA330120

Title :   Results Act: Comments on Justice's August Draft Strategic Plan

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC GENERAL GOVERNMENT DIV

PDF Url : ADA330120

Report Date : 30 SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : In the 199Os, Congress put in place a statutory framework to address long-standing weaknesses in federal government operations, improve federal management practices, and provide greater accountability for achieving results. This framework included as its essential elements financial management reform legislation, information technology reform legislation, and the Results Act. In enacting this framework, Congress sought to create a more focused, results oriented management and decisionmaking process within both Congress and the executive branch. These laws seek to improve federal management by responding to a need for accurate, reliable information for congressional and executive branch decisionmaking. This information has been badly lacking in the past, as much of our work has demonstrated. Implemented together, these laws provided a powerful framework for developing fully integrated information about agencies' missions and strategic priorities, data to show whether or not the goals are achieved, the relationship of information technology investment to the achievement of those goals, and accurate and audited financial information about the costs of achieving mission results.

Descriptors :   *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, CONGRESS, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, INFORMATION EXCHANGE, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, MISSIONS, LEGISLATION.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE