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Director Name

Candice N. Wright

Science, Technology Assessment, and Analytics

Areas of Expertise:

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Defense supplier base
  • Federal contracting
  • Foreign military sales

Candice Wright is a Director in GAO’s Science, Technology Assessment, and Analytics team. She oversees GAO’s work on federally funded research, intellectual property protection and management, and federal efforts to help commercialize innovative technologies and enhance U.S. economic competitiveness.

Candice joined GAO in July 2004. She has led engagements examining federal contracting, risks to the defense supplier base, foreign military sales, and homeland security. In 2011, she served on a congressional detail to the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. Candice also served as the head of GAO’s office in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Candice earned a master’s degree in public policy from Carnegie Mellon University, and a bachelor’s degree in management from Bentley College.