GAO Glossary of Terms and Definitions (September 2005)


Generally, an organized set of activities directed toward a common purpose or goal that an agency undertakes or proposes to carry out its responsibilities. Because the term has many uses in practice, it does not have a well-defined, standard meaning in the legislative process. It is used to describe an agency’s mission, functions, activities, services, projects, and processes. (See also Program, Project, or Activity.)

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President’s Budget


Program Account