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Our 10 Most Popular Podcasts of 2014

Want to know what nanomanufacturing is? The connection between fracking and new oil pipelines? How much those F-35 Joint Strike Fighters will ultimately cost? Listen to our 10 most downloaded podcasts of 2014 to help understand some of the major … Continue reading

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A Holiday Spirit of Giving at GAO

The holiday season is a time for giving, and we could not be more proud of all the giving our employees do—not just at the holidays but also throughout the year. So we wanted to take a moment this holiday … Continue reading

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Federal Programs Serving Native Americans

More than 560 federally recognized tribes in the United States receive approximately $19 billion in annual funding from the federal government for certain protections, services, and benefits. These federal programs cover areas ranging from education to health care to cultural preservation. … Continue reading

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Podcast on Physician-Assisted Fraud in SSA Disability Benefits

Each year, the Social Security Administration relies on medical evidence to determine whether millions of new disability benefit claimants are qualified. This evidence, and those who provide it, have raised questions about potential fraud. Hear our podcast with Dan Bertoni, … Continue reading

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Tax Expenditures: Spending through the Tax Code

As we near the end of the year, you may be trying to make charitable donations so you can take a tax deduction. The charitable donation deduction is one of many special tax provisions that can reduce the amount of … Continue reading

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All About Agency Financial Statement Auditing

Every year, GAO audits selected agencies’ financial statements and the consolidated financial statements of the federal government. We’ve discussed the results of our federal government audit on the WatchBlog before, but we wanted to provide more context on the agency-level … Continue reading

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GAO Hiring Process

Interested in working or interning at GAO? You can find our current job openings, including internships, here. And to learn more about our hiring process, check out this infographic.

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GAO Commemorates World AIDS Day

On December 1, GAO joins the global community in commemorating World AIDS Day—to remember lives lost, celebrate past achievements, and highlight the ongoing international effort to address the pandemic affecting millions of people.

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Safe Gift-Giving this Holiday Season

With the holidays just around the corner, you may be thinking about whether the toys and gifts on the shelves are safe for your families and friends. Considering the wide range of products available for sale, we wanted to share … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know about FraudNet

Fraudulent spending, waste, abuse, or mismanagement of federal funds erodes public trust in government. Since 1979, GAO has provided an outlet for anyone—federal employees, contractors, or members of the general public—to report allegations of such activities. FraudNet offers ways for … Continue reading

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