Funding Actions Agencies Reported Taking in Fiscal Year 2013 to Mitigate the Effects of Sequestration

Agency Reprogrammed funds within a budget account Transferred funds from one budget account to another
USDA
Commerce
DODa
Education
DOE
HHS
DHS
HUD
Interior
DOJ
DOL
State/USAID
DOT
Treasury
EPA
GSA

NASA
NSF
NRC
OPM
SBA
SSA
Number of agencies that reported taking this action to mitigate the effects of sequestration 12 13

Source: GAO analysis.
Note: This table is excerpted from GAO-14-244. For more details, see the report.
aAccording to DOD officials, the department did not use its reprogramming and transfer authority to directly mitigate the effects of sequestration. However, the flexibility to transfer or reprogram funds to cover expenses for overseas contingency operations that otherwise would have been funded by other areas in the budget allowed DOD to reverse some actions taken to achieve spending reductions.