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Diana Maurer

Director, Defense Capabilities and Management

Areas of Expertise:

  • DOD weapon systems sustainment
  • DOD depot maintenance
  • DOD supply chain management
  • Defense strategy
  • Readiness

Diana Maurer is a Director in the Defense Capabilities and Management team, where she currently leads GAO’s work overseeing defense sustainment and readiness issues.  Her recent work includes reviews of F-35 sustainment, conditions and workforce at military depots, the Navy’s ability to maintain its fleet, and the mission capability of military aviation.

Diana joined GAO in May, 1990, in GAO’s Detroit Regional Office. From 1993 to 2007, she worked in GAO’s International Affairs and Trade team, where she led reviews of U.S. efforts to combat international terrorism and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, U.S. assistance to the former Soviet Union, peacekeeping in the Balkans, and several other international issues. She worked from 2008 to 2009 as an Acting Director in GAO’s Natural Resource and Environment team, where she led work assessing U.S. global nuclear detection programs. Diana was a Director in GAO’s Homeland Security and Justice team from 2009 to 2017, where she led GAO’s oversight of the federal prison system; the Secret Service, FBI and other federal law enforcement agencies; DOJ grant programs; the federal courts system; and DHS’s efforts to build a unified department. Diana has been a Director in the Defense Capabilities and Management team since 2017.

Diana earned a master’s degree in national resource strategy from the National Defense University and a master’s degree in international public policy from the University of Michigan. She has a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Michigan State University.


F-35 Costs More and Maybe Used Less
Lack of Sleep Among Active Duty Military Contributes to Millions of Dollars in Damage and Service Member Deaths
Navy Ship Maintenance and Operation Costs Grew as Use Shrank
Air Force and Navy Need to Address Worsening Trends in Maintaining Aircraft