Federal Manager's Daily Report

Federal programs would have to be reviewed on a five-year

cycle to determine whether they should be continued,


modified or abolished, under legislation (HR-3826) passed

by a House Government Reform subcommittee. The effect in

part would be to codify a similar process that the Bush

administration took on its own initiative, the Program

Assessment and Rating Tool (PART).

The measure would require the Office of Management and

Budget to perform the reviews and report the results to

Congress as part of the White House’s annual budget

proposal. OMB would conduct the studies in consultation

with the individual agencies and could conduct the

studies more frequently in certain situations.

The measure also would require agencies to submit

four-year strategic plans in years following a

presidential election.