Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Pub. L. No. 103-62 (1993).
The objectives of GPRA are to improve program effectiveness and accountability by focusing on results, quality, and customer satisfaction; and to improve Congressional decision-making by giving Congress objective information on agency objectives, effectiveness, and efficiency.
The GPRA focuses on program goals and improvements. GPRA (also referred to as the "Results Act") is the foundation for FASA’s and ITMRA’s refining requirements that link program needs, the budget, and acquisitions.
GPRA requires agencies to submit to OMB and the Congress a five-year strategic plan for delineating performance goals for their program activities. It further requires agencies to report annually to the President and the Congress on program performance for the previous fiscal year, setting forth performance indicators, actual program performance, and a comparison with plan goals for that fiscal year. One of the purposes is to "improve Federal program effectiveness and public accountability by promoting a new focus on results, service quality, and customer satisfaction."