Drug Control: ONDCP Efforts to Manage the National Drug Control Budget - GAO Report
|Date:||May 14, 1999|
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National Drug Control Strategy
The nation's war on drugs represents a considerable investment--nearly $18 billion was spent on federal drug control programs in fiscal year 1999. This report examines the role of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) in shaping the national drug control budget that the President ultimately proposes to Congress to implement the National Drug Control Strategy. GAO (1) assesses whether the process that ONDCP followed to certify federal agencies' drug control budgets for fiscal year 1999 was consistent with statutory requirements and (2) describes the system that ONDCP has developed to assess the extent to which drug control agencies and programs achieve intended results. GAO focuses on ONDCP and four drug control agencies--the Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Customs Service, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Defense Department.