GPO Releases 2013 Budget Along with Mobile APP
February 13, 2012 Leave a comment
For the first time, the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) today released a mobile app for the Budget for FY 2013. The app provides access to the text and images of the FY 2013 Budget, including the Budget Message of the President, information on the President’s priorities, and budget overviews organized by agency.
The app provides links to GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) where summary tables and additional books of the Budget, including the Analytical Perspectives, Appendix, and Historical Tables are available. The public can take advantage of this free mobile Web app on major mobile device platforms, including iOS 4.3 and above, Android 2.2 and above, and Blackberry OS version 6.0 and above. The Budget is also available through GPO’s retail and online bookstore and on FDsys.
Issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Budget of the United States Government is a collection of documents that contains information about the President’s budget proposals for a given fiscal year, and other budgetary publications that have been issued throughout the fiscal year. Other related and supporting budget publications are included, which may vary from year to year.
According to the Budget and Accounting Act of 1921 , the president must annually submit a budget to Congress by the first Monday in February. The proposed spending plan, the president’s budget must show:
•The condition of the Treasury at the end of the last completed fiscal year.
•The estimated condition of the Treasury at the end of the current fiscal year.
•The estimated condition of the Treasury at the end of the next fiscal year if the budget proposals are carried out.
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) assists the president in the creation of the president’s budget by gathering data from agencies and compiling it into the final plan to be approved by the president.