Tag Archives: Gene Dodaro

House Democrats Want GAO to Investigate Federal Energy Conservation Practices, Challenges

Energy Conservation

Four House Democratic have asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to determine forces that prevent federal agencies from implementing building energy and water efficiency measures that support U.S. greenhouse gas emission reduction goals. The letter was signed by Reps. Kathy Castor, D-Fla.; Frank Pallone, D-N.J.; Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y.; and Bobby Bush, D-Ill.

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GAO Launches Presidential and Congressional Transition Webpage; Gene Dodaro Quoted

Gene Dodaro

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has unveiled a transition webpage to inform incoming administration officials and lawmakers of major federal challenges and suggest ways on how to address them. The webpage has a find-an-expert tool that can link users to the agency’s audit staff to ask questions or get a full briefing. 

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GAO Initiates Activities at Strategic Foresight Center

The Government Accountability Office hosted a conference on certain policy issues to formally initiate activities at the agency's Center for Strategic Foresight. Experts convened at the conference to discuss space policy management and the issue of deep fakes, falsified media materials that criminals use for deception, GAO said Tuesday.

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Former Inspector General John Roth Talks DHS Leadership Vacancies at House Panel Hearing

John Roth, former inspector general at the Department of Homeland Security, said current vacancies in the upper echelon of DHS affect the department’s ability to move forward, CNN reported Wednesday. "This lack of settled leadership contributes to the significant morale problems that are endemic to DHS components," Roth said Wednesday in his written testimony before the House Homeland Security Committee.

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Gene Dodaro: GAO Considers Cybersecurity a Top Priority for FY 2020

Gene Dodaro, U.S. comptroller general and head of the Government Accountability Office, said during a Senate subcommittee hearing that one of GAO’s priorities in fiscal year 2020 is cybersecurity, Federal News Network reported Friday. He said GAO expanded its cyber workforce from 140 to 175 employees this year and needs more resources to meet lawmaker requests around cybersecurity.

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GAO Forms New Office to Help Congress Boost US Science, Tech Capabilities

The Government Accountability Office has formed a team to assist Congress in decision-making regarding technology-related topics, such as artificial intelligence, regenerative medicine, 5G wireless communication and quantum computing. The team combines the agency’s technology assessment functions, science and technology evaluation into a single office, GAO said Tuesday

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2 Senators Ask GAO to Review Federal Hiring Freeze Implementation

Sens. Gary Peters (D-Michigan) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota) have called on the Government Accountability Office to examine the implementation of a presidential memorandum that imposed a hiring freeze on federal civilian employees. Both senators told GAO Comptroller General Gene Dodaro in a joint letter published Tuesday the hiring freeze could increase government spending and have …

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