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How GAO’s Recommendations Can Help the New Congress and President

What are some of the most important changes the federal government should make? Today’s WatchBlog looks at GAO’s priority recommendations for agencies—actions that warrant attention, could save large amounts of money, help Congress make decisions on major issues, and substantially … Continue reading

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Need an Expert? We Can Help!

Did you know that GAO’s executives often speak publicly about our work? To make it easier for news media, congressional staff, and the public to connect with us, we launched a one-stop database that can help easily locate one of … Continue reading

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GAO’s Summer Associate Legal Honors Program

Every summer, GAO’s Office of General Counsel (OGC) holds a Summer Associate Legal Honors Program for second-year law students. The program is a primary hiring tool for building OGC’s workforce of highly capable attorneys. Summer Associates who perform well may … Continue reading

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GAO Again Named Among Best Places to Work in the Federal Government

The Partnership for Public Service today announced that GAO has again placed highly in its 2014 roster of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, rising to 2nd place among mid-size agencies.  We ranked 3rd in that category … Continue reading

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Showing You the Money: GAO’s 2014 Performance and Accountability Report

What is GAO’s audit work worth to you, the taxpayer? Today, we can tell you that in fiscal year 2014, our work led to $54.4 billion in financial benefits—a $100 return for every $1 Congress invested in us. We also … Continue reading

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GAO’s Financial Management and Assurance Mission Team

GAO’s workforce is organized largely by subject area, with many of its employees working in 1 of 14 mission teams. Today we’ll be putting the spotlight on the Financial Management and Assurance (FMA) team, which helps improve and transform the … Continue reading

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GAO’s Acquisition and Sourcing Management Team

GAO’s workforce is organized largely by subject area, with most employees working in 1 of 14 mission teams, many of which we have highlighted on the WatchBlog. Today we’ll be putting the spotlight on the Acquisition and Sourcing Management (ASM) team, … Continue reading

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Introducing GAO’s Technical Chiefs

[We updated this post on February 27, 2019 to reflect current chiefs.] GAO is well known for its financial and performance audits of the federal government. In our pursuit of objective, fact-based information, we often encounter technical issues related to … Continue reading

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GAO Receives ‘Clean Opinion’ from International Peer Review

GAO has received a “clean opinion”—the best review possible—from an independent international peer review team that closely examined the agency’s quality assurance system. This year’s review cited GAO’s institutional structures and organizational culture for clearly prioritizing quality and independence, values that … Continue reading

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The Evolution of GAO Graphics

As GAO has produced reports over the years, we’ve used graphics to help showcase our findings. With innovations in how we publish our reports, our graphic style has changed dramatically over the past 30 years.

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