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Seto J. Bagdoyan

Director , Forensic Audits and Investigative Service

Areas of Expertise:

  • Fraud risk management and GAO’s Fraud Risk Framework
  • Forensic audits and data analytics to identify fraud, waste, and abuse

Seto Bagdoyan is a Director in GAO’s Forensic Audits and Investigative Service team. He oversees audits to identify fraud, waste, and abuse. He also oversees the integrity of internal controls in various program areas, including health care, tax-debtors with security clearances, Hurricane Sandy disaster assistance, and concurrent military disability benefits.

Seto joined GAO in June 1987 in the in the Los Angeles Regional Office before transferring to Washington, D.C., in summer 1994. Previously, Seto was a legislative advisor in GAO’s Office of Congressional Relations where he covered the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. In his private-sector career, Seto held a number of senior positions in consultancies, most recently focusing on political risk and homeland security.

Seto earned an MBA in strategy from Pepperdine University and a BA degree in international relations and economics from Claremont McKenna College.


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