GAO helps agencies make most of acquisition process

Monday - 6/11/2012, 8:16pm EDT

Bill Anderson, controller and administrative services officer, GAO

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Government watchdogs can't investigate with their bare hands. They need tools and resources to keep an eye out for trouble.

The Government Accountability Office is one of the government's most robust watchdogs, especially when it comes to acquisition.

Bill Anderson, GAO's controller and administrative services officer, discussed the ways GAO helps agencies get the most out of the acquisition process.

"I think a well-trained cadre of acquisition professionals and a customer base that actually has a good understanding of the process and what that their role in it is goes a long way to making sure that we get the most for our money in the federal buying market," Anderson said.

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