Defense-Related Audits, 1937-1975:
Interview With Hassell B. Bell, J. Kenneth Fasick, and James H. Hammond
OP-9-OH: Published: Feb 1, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1989.
GAO presented a transcript of a videotape interview of Hassell B. Bell, who served GAO from 1945 to 1975, J. Kenneth Fasick, who served from 1954 to 1981, and James H. Hammond, who served from 1937 to 1974. These individuals worked in various capacities and assumed key roles in auditing the government's defense-related activities. GAO conducted the interview as part of its program to record key government officials' observations and impressions and ensure that the bases for policy decisions and other important events are systematically recorded for posterity.