From the Principal Deputy Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration: "I present to you FDA's Chief Financial Officer's Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2001. I am pleased to report that the Agency has earned its fourth consecutive 'clean' opinion on its audited financial statements. By comparing the fiscal information from these statements with the summary performance information reported under the Government Performance and Results Act, taxpayers will realize that FDA is a good investment that yields valuable results. Fiscal Year 2001 brought change to FDA. The DHHS [Department of Health and Human Services] Secretary, Tommy Thompson, announced a series of long-term initiatives to make the Department more efficient and effective. These initiatives support the President's Management Agenda announced during the middle of the year. The results should be an improved administrative infrastructure sup-porting a more responsive citizen-focused workforce."
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