Florida Institute of Technology - College of Business
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Mission Statement:

The ABTA Institute will provide and promote simplified accountability measures and cost/performance comparisons for effective decision making by government leaders.

Premise:

Accountability in government is achieved only when total costs are considered in light of all activities performed by agencies. A standard system of measurement is needed to successfully track total costs. This system would promote accountability by applying a standard means of unit costing, allowing for cost comparisons across entities, providing the means for tracking progress, and identifying best practices for repeatability.

Purpose:

Provide the tools, instructions and methods for identifying the public value of state services by using a nationally comparable metric, cost per unit, as a basis for measuring activities performed.

Goal:

Create an institute of leadership for Activity Based Total Accountability (ABTA) to drive change in management decision-making by employing practical methods for identifying true costs of services delivered by the government to the public. A practical method would be based on a simple, standard measurement system whereby unit costs and other performance indicators are consistently measured.