|Page last updated April 9, 2001|
Although GAO is unique in the scope of its activities to support the Congress and to improve the performance and accountability of government, it shares similar visions and values with other members of the accountability community.
To coordinate more effectively with these organizations on crosscutting domestic and international issues, we conduct four types of activities:
In consultation with other accountability organizations, we update government auditing standards to address emerging issues; participate in the development of federal accounting and financial management systems standards; and, as required by the law, issue and update standards for internal controls in the federal government.
We develop and promote best practices to build and sustain high-performing organizations throughout the government.
We leverage our resources and services by working with accountability organizations at every level, local to international; our sister congressional agencies; and executive branch agencies.
We help convene and participate in forums, boards, and councils to share knowledge with other government audit organizations, including international congresses and a new informal domestic working group launched by the Comptroller General in March 2001 that includes federal inspectors general and state and local auditors.
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