GAO Launches “Key Issues” Website
January 7, 2013 Leave a comment
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) launched a new online resource—GAO’s “Key Issues” website—to provide incoming Members of Congress and the American people with quick and easy access to bodies of GAO work on issues of critical importance to the nation.
“Following each election cycle, GAO provides information resources for the incoming Congress,” said Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General and head of GAO. “This new section of our website is intended to provide Members and their staff, as well as the public, with a good overview of key policy issues across government. Our intent is to help make the transition to the 113th Congress as informed and smooth as possible.”
Specific subject areas highlight significant GAO reports and other relevant content, including podcasts and videos.
Users can browse GAO’s Key Issue pages by topic or federal agency. Regular updates will ensure that the website remains current and responsive to user needs and feedback.
The GAO, known as the investigative arm of Congress, is an independent, nonpartisan agency that exists to support Congress in meeting its constitutional responsibilities. GAO works to improve the performance of the federal government and ensure its accountability to the American people. The agency examines the use of public funds; evaluates federal programs and policies; and provides analyses, recommendations, and other assistance to help Congress make informed oversight, policy, and funding decisions. GAO provides Congress with timely information that is objective, fact-based, nonideological, fair, and balanced.