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Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States

The Government Accountability Office's 2015 duplication report has produced the usual round of hearings and handwringing over how much the federal government wastes. This year's version even adds 12 new areas of waste to the list. Gene Dodaro is the GAO Comptroller General. After a full round of Congressional testimony, Dodaro joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to give his personal take on the annual effort. He says that although the report is big, it doesn't unduly burden the GAO.

Tags: GAO , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Comptroller , Congress

Thursday - 04/16/2015, 09:33am EDT
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For better government, consolidate DoD bases, health care programs

On the road to better, more cost-effective government, Congress will have to consider consolidating military health care and ramping up tax enforcement at the Internal Revenue Service, the comptroller general says.

Tags: GAO , Congress , DoD , IRS , Oversight

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 09:35am EDT

Dodaro: GAO returns $100 for every $1 it's funded

The Government Accountability Office wants a 5.9 percent budget increase for FY 2016. Numbers from a new study by Deloitte show past funding of GAO has brought a good return on investment.

Tags: GAO , budget , Deloitte , Bill Eggers , Daniel Byler , Senate , data , Sean McCalley , Senate Appropriations Legislative Branch Subcommittee

Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 05:18pm EDT
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GAO adds IT acquisition, VA health care to High Risk List

The Government Accountability Office added two new issues to its ever-growing list of challenges for agencies. The biennial High Risk List includes six areas that have been problematic for 25 years.

Tags: GAO , Congress , High Risk List , Technology , IT acquisition , Department of Veterans Affairs , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 02/12/2015, 04:42am EST
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FITARA implementation listening tour

The Office of Management and Budget is getting kudos for its initial steps to implement the Federal Information Technology Reform Act (FITARA).

Tags: Technology , OMB , FITARA , Oversight , Congress , Gerry Connolly , GAO , Ben Sweezy , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 02/16/2015, 05:11am EST

Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General, GAO

The 2015 edition of the High Risk List is out from the Government Accountability Office. It includes two new areas, and no areas came off the list this year. Gene Dodaro is Comptroller General of the United States. He introduced the List this week and testified about it to both the House and the Senate. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said he gets one question about the High Risk List more than any other.

Tags: GAO , High Risk List , In Depth

Friday - 02/13/2015, 05:08pm EST
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GAO: Not too early to track DATA Act progress

The Government Accountability Office is taking an early interest in how the White House and Treasury Department draft government-wide financial data standards, due out next summer. A lot is riding on those standards, says Comptroller General Gene Dodaro.

Tags: DATA Act , big data , data analytics , GAO , Emily Kopp , transparency

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 02:26pm EST

Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States

Congress now is reviewing the fourth edition of the Government Accountability Office's annual report on fragmentation, duplication and overlap. That report finds a fair amount of progress on the items in past reports and fewer new entries than past years, Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States, discussed the annual report with In Depth with Francis Rose at his office today.

Tags: In Depth

Thursday - 05/08/2014, 06:22pm EDT
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GAO seeks budget hike to restore staffing from rock-bottom levels

The Government Accountability Office is requesting about $525 million for fiscal 2015, an increase of about 4 percent, or $19 million, above current levels. The additional funding would allow the agency to continue staffing up the agency from the nearly rock-bottom levels it hit over the past few years. The additional funding would also allow GAO to make upgrades to its aging IT infrastructure and do long-deferred building upkeep and and maintenance

Tags: Congress , House , budget , 2015 budget , GAO , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 04:33pm EST

Federal Drive Show Blog - February 14, 2014

On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , JR Reagan , Jim Galler , John Mica , Jared Serbu , Jason Miller , Julia Ziegler

Friday - 02/14/2014, 10:32am EST
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