31 U.S. Code § 1122 - Transparency of programs, priority goals, and results

(a) Transparency of Agency Programs.—
(1) In general.— Not later than October 1, 2012, the Office of Management and Budget shall—
(A) ensure the effective operation of a single website;
(B) at a minimum, update the website on a quarterly basis; and
(C) include on the website information about each program identified by the agencies.
(2) Information.— Information for each program described under paragraph (1) shall include—
(A) an identification of how the agency defines the term “program”, consistent with guidance provided by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, including the program activities that are aggregated, disaggregated, or consolidated to be considered a program by the agency;
(B) a description of the purposes of the program and the contribution of the program to the mission and goals of the agency; and
(C) an identification of funding for the current fiscal year and previous 2 fiscal years.
(b) Transparency of Agency Priority Goals and Results.— The head of each agency required to develop agency priority goals shall make information about each agency priority goal available to the Office of Management and Budget for publication on the website, with the exception of any information covered by section 1120 (b)(2) of this title. In addition to an identification of each agency priority goal, the website shall also consolidate information about each agency priority goal, including—
(1) a description of how the agency incorporated any views and suggestions obtained through congressional consultations about the agency priority goal;
(2) an identification of key factors external to the agency and beyond its control that could significantly affect the achievement of the agency priority goal;
(3) a description of how each agency priority goal will be achieved, including—
(A) the strategies and resources required to meet the priority goal;
(B) clearly defined milestones;
(C) the organizations, program activities, regulations, policies, and other activities that contribute to each goal, both within and external to the agency;
(D) how the agency is working with other agencies to achieve the goal; and
(E) an identification of the agency official responsible for achieving the priority goal;
(4) the performance indicators to be used in measuring or assessing progress;
(5) a description of how the agency ensures the accuracy and reliability of the data used to measure progress towards the priority goal, including an identification of—
(A) the means used to verify and validate measured values;
(B) the sources for the data;
(C) the level of accuracy required for the intended use of the data;
(D) any limitations to the data at the required level of accuracy; and
(E) how the agency has compensated for such limitations if needed to reach the required level of accuracy;
(6) the results achieved during the most recent quarter and overall trend data compared to the planned level of performance;
(7) an assessment of whether relevant organizations, program activities, regulations, policies, and other activities are contributing as planned;
(8) an identification of the agency priority goals at risk of not achieving the planned level of performance; and
(9) any prospects or strategies for performance improvement.
(c) Transparency of Federal Government Priority Goals and Results.— The Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall also make available on the website—
(1) a brief description of each of the Federal Government priority goals required by section 1120 (a) of this title;
(2) a description of how the Federal Government priority goals incorporate views and suggestions obtained through congressional consultations;
(3) the Federal Government performance goals and performance indicators associated with each Federal Government priority goal as required by section 1115 (a) of this title;
(4) an identification of the lead Government official for each Federal Government performance goal;
(5) the results achieved during the most recent quarter and overall trend data compared to the planned level of performance;
(6) an identification of the agencies, organizations, program activities, regulations, tax expenditures, policies, and other activities that contribute to each Federal Government priority goal;
(7) an assessment of whether relevant agencies, organizations, program activities, regulations, tax expenditures, policies, and other activities are contributing as planned;
(8) an identification of the Federal Government priority goals at risk of not achieving the planned level of performance; and
(9) any prospects or strategies for performance improvement.
(d) Information on Website.— The information made available on the website under this section shall be readily accessible and easily found on the Internet by the public and members and committees of Congress. Such information shall also be presented in a searchable, machine-readable format. The Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall issue guidance to ensure that such information is provided in a way that presents a coherent picture of all Federal programs, and the performance of the Federal Government as well as individual agencies.

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(Added Pub. L. 111–352, § 7,Jan. 4, 2011, 124 Stat. 3876.)

 

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