What GAO Does
GAO provides Congress, the heads of executive agencies, and the public with timely, fact-based, non-partisan information that can be used to improve government and save taxpayers billions of dollars.
Our work is done at the request of congressional committees or subcommittees or is statutorily required by public laws or committee reports, per our Congressional Protocols.
Reports & Testimonies
The report process from congressional request to publication. Plus, our Top 10 list of recent reports and the Month in Review.
The legal decision process from congressional request or bid protest to issuance of legal decision.
How congressional offices can request reports, testimonies, legal opinions, and access information only for Congress.
Role as an Audit Institution
Resources for auditors, our work on national and international auditing standards, and best practices for federal managers.
Our hotline for the public to report government fraud, waste, abuse, or mismanagement of federal funds.
Health Care Advisory Committees
The Comptroller General's appointments to health care advisory committees.
View our organizational chart.