Improving Anti-Drug Budgeting

Improving Anti-Drug Budgeting

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Overview

The United States spends over $16 billion a year to fight drugs, or so the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) has certified over the past few years. What confidence is there that this budget accurately reflects federal expenditures on antidrug activities? The agencies that compile the antidrug budgets use a variety of calculation methods, some of which are problematic. Although the drug-control budget will necessarily always be a collection of estimates, it can be significantly improved, by establishing common principles to guide the calculations and by basing them on empirical data. Such steps would provide ONDCP with the ability to implement strategies and hold agencies accountable for their performance. This is essential for the ONDCP Director to be able to direct and coordinate the nation's antidrug programs and for the American people to be confident about what resources are actually being spent on antidrug activities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780833029157
Publisher: RAND Corporation
Publication date: 12/15/2000
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 6.32(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.35(d)
Lexile: 1430L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Contents
Preface
Tables
Summary
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Chapter One: Introduction
Organization
ONDCP Goals
Chapter Two: Budgeting Overview
ONDCP's Statutory Responsibilities
Compiling the Drug Policy
The Challenge of Counting AntidrugDollars
Methodologies and the Purpose of Budgets
The ONDCP Experience in a Broader Context
Chapter Three: U.S. Coast Guard
Mission
Drug Mission
Drug Budget
Drug Budget Methodology
Decision Unit Methodologies and Resource Allocation
Analysis
Conclusion
Chapter Four: Federal Bureau of Prisons
Mission
Drug Budget
Drug Budget Methodology
Analysis
Conclusion
Chapter Five: U.S. Department of Defense
Mission
Counterdrug Budget Process
Analysis
Conclusion
Chapter Six: Immigration and Naturalization Service
Drug Mission
Drug Budget Methodology
Reconciling Budget Documents
Analysis
Conclusion
Chapter Seven: U.S. Customs Service
Mission
Drug Control Budget
Drug Budget Methodology
Analysis
Conclusion
Chapter Eight: Federal Bureau of Investigation
Mission
Antidrug Activities
Antidrug Budget
FBI Antidrug Budget Methodology
Analysis
Conclusion
Chapter Nine: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Mission
Drug Budget Methodology
Conclusion
Chapter Ten: Department of Veterans Affairs
Mission
Drug Budget
Medical Research Decision Unit
Medical Care Decision Unit
Conclusion
Chapter Eleven: Health Care Financing Administration
Mission
Antidrug Activities
Antidrug Budget Methodology
Conclusion
Chapter Twelve: U.S. Department of Education
Drug Mission
Drug Budget Methodology
Conclusion
Chapter Thirteen: Conclusions and Recommendations
Successful Methodologies
Systematic Approach but Flawed Application
Lacking Empirical Basis
Some Antidrug Budgets Are Inflated
Recommendations
Bibliography

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