General Accounting Office's Accountability Report for Fiscal Year 1999

During fiscal year 1999, the General Accounting Office (GAO) achieved important results in helping Congress conduct its legislative, oversight, and other constitutional responsibilities on behalf of all Americans. This report highlights many of the important areas in which GAO helped Congress, ranging from improvements in the delivery of Americans' health care to national defense readiness, from increasing the safety of public transportation to strengthening the governments ability to fight crime and terrorism. GAO made substantial contributions to help Congress and the executive branch agencies improve government programs and services through more than $20 billion in direct financial benefits, more than 600 actions taken leading to improvements in government operations, and providing 229 testimonies requested by congressional committees. While many of GAOs contributions cannot be quantified in dollar terms, those that can be quantified show that GAO returned over $57 for every $1 appropriated to the agency in fiscal year 1999.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 76p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01100699
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 28 2008 11:44AM