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Subject Area Supplements to GAO's Strategic Plan for Serving the Congress 2004-2009
A82465: Mar 1, 2004
This is a supplemental report to GAO-04-534SP. These supplements to GAO's strategic plan provide greater detail on how the agency intends to fulfill its strategic objectives. For each strategic objective, a supplement provides a brief discussion of the significance of each related qualitative performance goal and its potential outcomes and also lists each performance goal's key efforts. The key ef...
GAO History, 1921-1991
OP-3-HP: Published: Nov 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1991.
GAO presented a brief history of the first 70 years of GAO, focusing on: (1) the expanding role of GAO in the federal government; (2) its evolution from a voucher-checking staff to one of the most respected audit organizations in the world; and (3) its values and cultures. GAO conducted this work as part of its program to record key government official's observations and impressions and ensure tha...
Diversifying and Expanding Technical Skills at GAO
PEMD-90-18S: Published: Apr 1, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1990.
GAO reviewed its Task Force on Interdisciplinary Management's review of GAO utilization, training, and management of its technical staff.GAO found that: (1) its work force was successful and had strong technical skills, and it managed its work force in an interdisciplinary manner; (2) it had a continued need to enlarge its professional staff's technical capabilities through recruitment and trainin...
The Evolution of the General Accounting Office: From Voucher Audits to Program Evaluations
OP-2-HP: Published: Jan 1, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1990.
GAO presented a perspective on the main eras in the General Accounting Office's historical evolution from 1921 to the present, changes in its organization, and its work over the last 25 years...
What We Were, Who We Are
140954: Jan 1, 1990
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 8, Winter/Spring 1990, describes three distinct eras in GAO history, and how its mission and procedures have evolved to meet the changing needs of Congress. The initial GAO focus on voucher auditing changed, after World War II, to the increased use of a public accounting approach for financial management reviews and reviews of the legality of ag...
The GAO Review, Volume 21, Issue 2, Spring 1986
130321: Jan 1, 1986
This quarterly publication is prepared primarily for GAO staff use. Articles in this issue cover such topics as: program evaluation; costs of major weapon systems; international tax administration; transportation services for the disabled; improvements in financial management; accounting principles and standards; GAO internal controls; and legislative developments...
The GAO Review, Volume 20, Issue 2, Spring 1985
127079: Jan 1, 1985
This quarterly publication is prepared primarily for GAO staff use. Articles in this issue cover such topics as: measuring the government's borrowing costs; evaluation methods; internal control and accounting systems; federal employee economic analysis; auditing with new technologies; employee performance evaluations; auditing procedures; and legislative developments...
The GAO Review, Volume 20, Issue 3, Summer 1985
127817: Published: Jan 1, 1985. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1985.
This quarterly publication is prepared primarily for GAO staff use. Articles in this issue cover such topics as: personnel management; program evaluation; government financial management controls; auditing at the Federal Bureau of Investigation; governing and the media; computer use in GAO analysis; GAO assistance to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in disposing of property found in s...
The GAO Review, Vol. 19, Issue 4, Fall 1984
125824: Jan 1, 1984
This quarterly publication is prepared primarily for use by the staff of the General Accounting Office. Articles in this issue cover such topics as: program evaluation, the growth of GAO during the Truman administration, government auditing history, the Grace Commission, effective communication, Department of Education evaluation, postal ZIP codes, and legislative developments...
The GAO Review, Vol. 19, Issue 1, Winter 1984
123789: Jan 1, 1984
This quarterly publication is prepared primarily for use by the staff of the General Accounting Office. Articles in this issue cover such topics as: program evaluation, sole-source versus competitive contracting, a GAO review of Army testing of light antiarmor weapons, the implementation of the Financial Integrity Act, the Federal tobacco program, and legislative developments...