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Podcast on Expectations of Government Support for Large Bank Holding Companies

The perception among investors and credit agencies that a bank is “too big to fail” may affect how that bank’s holding company competes in financial markets. Hear our podcast with Lawrance Evans, Jr., a director in GAO’s Financial Markets and … 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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Our Independence

On July 4th, Americans celebrate our country’s adoption of the Declaration of Independence, which expressed the ideals of political and individual freedom upon which our country and government were founded. We at GAO uphold these ideals as we work to support … Continue reading

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Podcast on Counterterrorism Efforts in Africa

From the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in East Africa to recent al Qaeda and Boko Haram attacks in northwest Africa, events have suggested that both regions are vulnerable to terrorism and violent extremism. Hear our podcast with Charles Johnson, … Continue reading

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Podcast on Defense Inventory Management

The U.S. military’s Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) manages billions of dollars of DOD’s inventory, such as spare parts to keep military equipment operating. GAO has identified DOD supply chain management as a High Risk area. Hear our latest podcast with … Continue reading

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Podcast on the Relationship between STEM Education and the Workforce

Federal science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education programs, known as STEM programs, help enhance the nation’s global competitiveness by preparing students for related careers. Hear our latest podcast with Melissa Emrey-Arras, a director in GAO’s Education, Workforce, and Income Security … Continue reading

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Video on our Duplication and Cost Savings Work

In light of today’s challenging fiscal environment, improving government efficiency and effectiveness is important. Our work has identified hundreds of specific actions that the federal government can take–or in some cases, has already taken–to reduce or better manage fragmentation, overlap, and … Continue reading

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GAO Headquarters, a Building Ahead of Its Time

Did you know the design of GAO’s headquarters building was a novel concept? In December 1995, the National Park Service recognized the building for introducing modern architecture to the federal government. Here are 5 facts you may not know about … Continue reading

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Putting Nanomanufacturing in Context

Nanomanufacturing is bringing innovations from research on nanotechnology, the “science of the small,” to commercial markets and mass manufacturing. Nanotechnologies such as targeted chemotherapy (which would limit difficult side effects for cancer patients), or concrete that lasts longer and “heals” … Continue reading

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GAO’s Information Technology Team

[The IT mission team changed its name to Information Technology and Cybersecurity (ITC) in early 2019 to reflect its expanded body of work. Please see our updated blog post to learn more about the ITC team.] GAO’s workforce is organized … Continue reading

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