GPRA a focus of funding
- By Diane Frank
- Jun 08, 2000
In both funding and language, the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday
emphasized the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993, urging agencies
to put in place goals and procedures that will enable them to fulfill the
annual GPRA report to Congress that describes the results agencies gain
from the funding of programs.
In the case of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the
committee expressed concern that the agency's GPRA report would be useless
because of an inability to collect data to measure program results. So the
committee pulled $3 million from research and technology funding to be used
"exclusively for program evaluation and data collection to support strategic
planning, performance measurement and budget."
The committee also directed HUD to develop a multiyear plan for information
An amendment by Rep. James Walsh (R-N.Y.), chairman of the Veterans
Affairs, Housing and Urban Development and Independent Agencies Subcommittee,
gives the Department of Veterans Affairs almost $43 million to continue
replacing the agency's core accounting system with a new integrated system.
Walsh's amendment also asks the Environmental Protection Agency to develop
a plan to integrate federal, state and local information systems to improve
environmental decision-making and improve information available to the public.