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Celebrating 100 Years of Making Government Work Better for You

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Government Accountability Office. Over the past century, the independent “congressional watchdog” has been presenting the facts on government oversight—pointing out where the federal government is doing well and where … Continue reading

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Our 3rd Comptroller General, Lindsay C. Warren

Updated: Though we recognize Mr. Warren’s accomplishments below, Comptroller General Warren actively worked to prevent North Carolina from approving women’s suffrage and while in the U.S. Congress, argued for racial segregation in congressional facilities. Those efforts are diametrically opposed to … Continue reading

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The First Watchdog in Chief, John R. McCarl

GAO is headed by the U.S. Comptroller General (CG), and while most school children learn the names of past presidents, here at GAO, we recall the tenures of past CGs. Today’s WatchBlog looks back to our first Comptroller General, John … Continue reading

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