Performance & Accountability Report, Fiscal Year 2005

  • 5h 30m
  • United States Government Accountability Office
  • Government Public Domain Doc
  • 2005

By nearly every measure, GAO has once again produced excellent results in serving the Congress and the American people and, through this performance and accountability report, I am proud to share with you our assessment of how well we performed during fiscal year 2005. Our business involves helping to improve performance and ensure accountability in connection with a broad range of federal programs, policies, and activities. Simply put, we try to help improve the way the federal government works for the benefit of all of our nation's citizens both now and in the future. To determine our success, we set performance targets and follow financial management and quality control practices that help ensure that we are making the best use of the federal funds invested in us. In addition, I am very pleased to report that we received clean opinions from external, independent auditors on our financial statements and on our performance audit and financial audit quality assurance systems. We also identified a broad range of issues that could seriously affect the stability and prosperity of the nation in the years to come. The following paragraphs highlight our performance in each of these areas.

In this Book

  • Providing Information That Improves Federal Programs Now and in the Future
  • Performance Information by Strategic Goal
  • Goal 1 Overview
  • Goal 2 Overview
  • Goal 3 Overview
  • Goal 4 Overview
  • Data Quality and Program Evaluation
  • From the Chief Financial Officer
  • Overview of Financial Statements
  • Audit Advisory Committee's Report
  • Independent Auditor's Report
  • Purpose of Each Financial Statement
  • Balance Sheets
  • Statements of Net Cost
  • Statements of Changes in Net Position
  • Statements of Budgetary Resources
  • Statements of Financing
  • Notes to Financial Statements