Managing the Cost of Government, Building an Effective Financial Management Structure. Vol. I, Major Issues. Washington, DC : United States General Accounting Office. , February , 1985
United States General Accounting Office.
From the overview: “The shortcomings of the present federal financial management system are numerous and well-documented. This report emphasizes five problem areas that demonstrate dramatically our need to overhaul the system: Lack of Cost Information Today’s financial reports provide a flood of information. Yet there is little of the reliable cost data overruns, and providing a basis for future program and budget planning.”