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The Life and Times of Elmer B. Staats, Our 5th Comptroller General

Elmer B Staats became the 5th Comptroller General of the United States in 1966 but his influence still looms large today. Today’s Watchblog explores Staats’ role in transforming GAO’s role beyond just financial auditing. The early years Elmer B Staats … Continue reading

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Our 4th Comptroller General, Joseph Campbell—an Auditor, Not a Bowler

President Dwight D. Eisenhower nominated Joseph Campbell as the 4th U.S. Comptroller General of the United States more than seven months after Lindsay C. Warren retired. The nomination came as a surprise to many involved—including Campbell. As part of our … Continue reading

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Women’s History Month: The Story of Women at GAO

For Women’s History Month, we’ve blogged about our work on women’s issues. Today, we’re sharing a glimpse of the story (past and present) of women at GAO.

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Our 3rd Comptroller General, Lindsay C. Warren

Following the short tenure of our second watchdog-in-chief, Lindsay C. Warren stepped into the role of U.S. Comptroller General. Today’s WatchBlog shares his legacy and why some rated him the “Best Watchdog in Show.” Life before GAO Born December 16, … Continue reading

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The Short Tenure of the Second Watchdog in Chief, Fred H. Brown

We’ve already introduced you to the first U.S. Comptroller General, John R. McCarl. While McCarl set the course for GAO, his successor didn’t have much time to fill those substantial shoes. Today’s WatchBlog shares the short tenure (1939–1940) of the … Continue reading

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