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GAO's evolving role: From accounting to accountability

The General Accounting Office became the Government Accountability Office in 2004, helping cement an ongoing shift from strictly financial accounting to broad program evaluations at the congressional watchdog agency.

Tags: GAO , Timothy Bowling , GAO: What happens when a watchdog is muzzled

Monday - 04/09/2012, 05:00am EDT

What goes into a GAO report?

Federal News Radio set out to find out what it takes to produce a Government Accountability Office report. It turns out, a lot of hard work, a handful of dedicated employees, the patience for hours of painstaking research and maybe even some good old-fashioned detective work.

Tags: GAO , DoD , Iraq withdrawal , government duplication

Monday - 04/09/2012, 05:00am EDT

GAO: DoD needs to improve fiscal management

Acting Comptroller General Gene Dodaro recently gave a speech highlighting how this could be accomplished.

Tags: management , Fiscal Discipline , GAO , DoD , Gene Dodaro , weapons acquisition , contracting , cybersecurity , Dorothy Ramienski

Thursday - 01/14/2010, 08:00pm EST