OMB Should Involve More Agencies in Priority Goals, Auditors Say

June 1, 2012

The Obama administration's pursuit of 14 crossagency "priority goals" could be broadened to rope in additional agencies, the Government Accountability Office said in a new report.

"If the federal government does not leverage all relevant parties, important opportunities for achieving these goals may be missed," the auditors said.

As required under the 2010 Government Performance and Results Modernization Act, the administration in its fiscal 2013 budget formalized 14 crossagency policy and management goals. They included advancing education in the key fields of science, technology, engineering and math; veteran career readiness; energy efficiency; boosting exports; and improving cybersecurity; and reducing improper government payments. They are listed on Performance.gov.

For the 14 goals, the mandatory GAO report released Thursday lists the agencies that have a role and reviews its own past reporting on progress on the issue. 

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