GAO’s Next 100 Years: Oversight, Insight, and Foresight

2021 year marks the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Government Accountability Office (GAO). After World War I, Congress sought to control growing government expenditures and debt and created GAO to assess the legality and adequacy of government expenditures. Today, GAO provides critical support to Congress through its audits, legal opinions, and analyses that span the breadth of the government’s myriad activities. This program looks back at the institutional development of GAO over the past century, and looks forward at the role the “government watchdog” will play in its next 100 years.

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Dan Lips
VP for National Security and Government Oversight
Grace Meyer
Head of Development
Garret Johnson Lincoln Executive Director
Garrett Johnson
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Zach Graves
Head of Policy
Sean Roberts
Chief Technologist
Alexiaa Jordan
Policy Analyst
Arthur Rizer
VP for Tech, Justice, and Liberty