Press Release

GAO Offers Widgets for Audit Reports, Legal Decisions

WASHINGTON, DC (July 29, 2013)As part of its continuing efforts to use technology to help keep Congress and the American people informed on its work, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has launched two widgets that allow users to share recent GAO reports and legal decisions on their own web pages. The widgets – one for reports, another for legal decisions -- will automatically provide participating web pages with up-to-date GAO content.

“GAO strives to provide policymakers and the public with timely access to our findings, conclusions, and recommendations. In another step forward to achieving that goal, those who follow GAO’s work will now be able to set up automatic feeds of our latest work,” said Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States.

To install a widget, site administrators, webmasters, and bloggers will need to add a bit of code to their site. For more information about widget code for GAO reports and legal decisions, see http://www.gao.gov/widgets_reports_and_legal.html.

The widget effort is the most recent in a series of initiatives by GAO to communicate its work through various channels, including a Twitter account, a Facebook page, live streaming video web chats, podcasts, and iPhone and Android mobile applications.

For more information, contact Chuck Young, Managing Director of Public Affairs, at (202) 512-4800.

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