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Executive Branch Reorganization and Management Initiatives

Executive Branch Reorganization and Management Initiatives

Date: May 14, 2003
Creator: Relyea, Harold C
Description: This issue brief views reorganization and management as involving the alteration of the program administrative structure and operations of the executive branch for reasons of efficiency, economy, and direction. The underlying issue is who reorganizes or sets management policy—Congress or the President— and by what authority and, also, for what purpose?
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Executive Branch Reorganization and Management Initiatives

Executive Branch Reorganization and Management Initiatives

Date: May 27, 2003
Creator: Relyea, Harold C
Description: This issue brief views reorganization and management as involving the alteration of the program administrative structure and operations of the executive branch for reasons of efficiency, economy, and direction. The underlying issue is who reorganizes or sets management policy—Congress or the President— and by what authority and, also, for what purpose?
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Executive Branch Reorganization and Management Initiatives

Executive Branch Reorganization and Management Initiatives

Date: June 17, 2003
Creator: Relyea, Harold C
Description: This issue brief views reorganization and management as involving the alteration of the program administrative structure and operations of the executive branch for reasons of efficiency, economy, and direction. The underlying issue is who reorganizes or sets management policy—Congress or the President— and by what authority and, also, for what purpose?
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Executive Branch Reorganization and Management Initiatives

Executive Branch Reorganization and Management Initiatives

Date: August 5, 2003
Creator: Relyea, Harold C
Description: This issue brief views reorganization and management as involving the alteration of the program administrative structure and operations of the executive branch for reasons of efficiency, economy, and direction. The underlying issue is who reorganizes or sets management policy—Congress or the President— and by what authority and, also, for what purpose?
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Executive Branch Reorganization and Management Initiatives

Executive Branch Reorganization and Management Initiatives

Date: September 23, 2003
Creator: Relyea, Harold C
Description: This issue brief views reorganization and management as involving the alteration of the program administrative structure and operations of the executive branch for reasons of efficiency, economy, and direction. The underlying issue is who reorganizes or sets management policy—Congress or the President— and by what authority and, also, for what purpose?
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Homeland Security Office: Issues and Options

Homeland Security Office: Issues and Options

Date: May 20, 2002
Creator: Lee, Rensselaer
Description: None
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Peer Review: OMB's Proposed, Revised, and Final Bulletins

Peer Review: OMB's Proposed, Revised, and Final Bulletins

Date: February 3, 2005
Creator: Copeland, Curtis W & Fischer, Eric A
Description: None
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State Department and Related Agencies: FY2006 Appropriations and FY2007 Request

State Department and Related Agencies: FY2006 Appropriations and FY2007 Request

Date: December 11, 2006
Creator: Epstein, Susan B
Description: None
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Department of Education Funding: Key Concepts and FAQ

Department of Education Funding: Key Concepts and FAQ

Date: April 22, 2016
Creator: Gonzalez, Heather B. & Tollestrup, Jessica
Description: Analyzing the U.S. Department of Education's (ED) budget requires an understanding of a broad range of federal budget and appropriations concepts. This report provides an introduction to these concepts as they are used specifically in the context of the congressional appropriations process for ED.
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Overview of FY2017 Appropriations for Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS)

Overview of FY2017 Appropriations for Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS)

Date: March 7, 2016
Creator: James, Nathan
Description: This report tracks and describes actions taken by the Administration and Congress to provide FY2017 appropriations for the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) accounts. It also provides an overview of FY2016 appropriations for agencies and bureaus funded as part of annual CJS appropriations.
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Appropriations for FY2005: Interior and Related Agencies

Appropriations for FY2005: Interior and Related Agencies

Date: December 6, 2004
Creator: Vincent, Carol H. & Boren, Susan
Description: This report is a guide to one of the 13 regular appropriations bills that Congress considers each year, regarding the Department of the Interior and related agencies. It is designed to supplement the information provided by the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Interior and Related Agencies. It summarizes the status of the bill, its scope, major issues, funding levels, and related congressional activity, and is updated as events warrant.
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Constitutional Limits to Agency Independence

Constitutional Limits to Agency Independence

Date: June 1, 2016
Creator: unknown
Description: This legal sidebar examines issues regarding the "separation of powers" among the three branches of U.S. government, specifically in regards to federal agencies.
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Government Performance and Results Act and the Appropriations Process

Government Performance and Results Act and the Appropriations Process

Date: February 17, 1999
Creator: Streeter, Sandy
Description: None
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Government Performance and Results Act and the Appropriations Process

Government Performance and Results Act and the Appropriations Process

Date: August 27, 1998
Creator: Streeter, Sandy
Description: None
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Government Performance and Results Act: Implementation and Issues of Possible Concern, 106th Congress

Government Performance and Results Act: Implementation and Issues of Possible Concern, 106th Congress

Date: March 30, 1999
Creator: Knezo, Genevieve J
Description: None
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Government Performance and Results Act: Implementation During 1997 and Issues of Possible Concern, 105th Congress, Second Session

Government Performance and Results Act: Implementation During 1997 and Issues of Possible Concern, 105th Congress, Second Session

Date: March 6, 1998
Creator: Knezo, Genevieve J
Description: None
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Government Performance and Results Act: Proposed Amendments (H.R. 2883)

Government Performance and Results Act: Proposed Amendments (H.R. 2883)

Date: March 17, 1998
Creator: Kaiser, Frederick M & McMurtry, Virginia A
Description: None
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Continuity of Operations (COOP) in the Executive Branch: Issues in the 109th Congress

Continuity of Operations (COOP) in the Executive Branch: Issues in the 109th Congress

Date: January 31, 2005
Creator: Petersen, R. Eric
Description: Spurred in part by occasional warnings of potential terrorist threats in the post- 9/11 era, some policymakers have intensified their focus on continuity of operations (COOP) issues. COOP planning is a segment of federal government contingency planning linked to continuity of government (COG). Together, COOP and COG are designed to ensure survival of a constitutional form of government and the continuity of essential federal functions. This report focuses primarily on executive branch COOP activities.
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Continuity of Operations (COOP) in the Executive Branch: Background and Issues for Congress

Continuity of Operations (COOP) in the Executive Branch: Background and Issues for Congress

Date: April 21, 2003
Creator: Petersen, R. Eric
Description: This report discusses the background of COOP planning, discusses elements of an effective COOP plan, and reviews the current policies governing COOP planning in the executive branch. The final two sections address issues and policy questions, including, among other matters, the status of agency preparedness, maintaining COOP preparedness, congressional committee oversight of COOP activity, and funding for contingency planning.
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Continuity of Operations (COOP) in the Executive Branch: Background and Issues for Congress

Continuity of Operations (COOP) in the Executive Branch: Background and Issues for Congress

Date: November 8, 2004
Creator: Petersen, R. Eric
Description: This report discusses the background of COOP planning, discusses elements of an effective COOP plan, and reviews the current policies governing COOP planning in the executive branch. The final two sections address issues and policy questions, including, among other matters, the status of agency preparedness, maintaining COOP preparedness, congressional committee oversight of COOP activity, and funding for contingency planning.
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Polygraph Use by the Department of Energy: Issues for Congress

Polygraph Use by the Department of Energy: Issues for Congress

Date: October 23, 2008
Creator: Cumming, Alfred
Description: This report examines how the Department of Energy's (DOE) polygraph testing program has evolved and reviews certain scientific findings with regard to the polygraph's scientific validity. Several issues include whether: DOE's new screening program is focused on an appropriate number of individuals occupying only the most sensitive positions; the program should be expanded in order to adequately safeguard certain classified information; further research into the polygraph's scientific validity is needed; there are possible alternatives to the polygraph; and whether DOE should continue polygraph screening.
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Congressional Liaison Offices of Selected Federal Agencies

Congressional Liaison Offices of Selected Federal Agencies

Date: March 18, 2015
Creator: Crane-Hirsch, Audrey C.
Description: This report is a list of about 200 congressional liaison offices is intended to help congressional offices in placing telephone calls and addressing correspondence to government agencies. In each case, the information was supplied by the agency itself and is current as of the date of publication. Entries are arranged alphabetically in four sections: legislative branch; judicial branch; executive branch; and agencies, boards, and commissions.
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Defense Authorization and Appropriations Bills: FY1970-FY2006

Defense Authorization and Appropriations Bills: FY1970-FY2006

Date: June 13, 2006
Creator: Coipuram, Jr., Thomas
Description: This report is a research aid, which lists the DOD authorization bills (Table 1) and appropriations bills (Table 2). This report includes all the pertinent information on the passage of these bills through the legislative process: bill numbers, report numbers, dates reported and passed, recorded vote numbers and vote tallies, dates of passage of the conference reports with their numbers and votes, vetoes, substitutions, dates of final passage, and public law numbers. Table 3 shows real growth or decline in national defense funding for FY1940-FY2009. Table 4 gives a more detailed picture of both regular and supplemental defense appropriations from the 103rd Congress to the present (FY1993-FY2005). Table 5 shows the President’s DOD appropriations budget requests for FY1950-FY2005 vs. final amount enacted.
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Defense Authorization and Appropriations Bills: FY1970-FY2006

Defense Authorization and Appropriations Bills: FY1970-FY2006

Date: June 13, 2006
Creator: Coipuram Jr., Thomas
Description: This report is a research aid, which lists the DOD authorization bills (Table 1) and appropriations bills (Table 2). This report includes all the pertinent information on the passage of these bills through the legislative process: bill numbers, report numbers, dates reported and passed, recorded vote numbers and vote tallies, dates of passage of the conference reports with their numbers and votes, vetoes, substitutions, dates of final passage, and public law numbers. Table 3 shows real growth or decline in national defense funding for FY1940-FY2009. Table 4 gives a more detailed picture of both regular and supplemental defense appropriations from the 103rd Congress to the present (FY1993-FY2005). Table 5 shows the President’s DOD appropriations budget requests for FY1950-FY2005 vs. final amount enacted.
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