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Anniversary Events

Centennial Webinar: The Next Century of Accountability
On Dec 8, 2021, the U.S. Comptroller General celebrated GAO's 100th anniversary with a conversation on looking forward at the future of accountability. This event included topics that GAO and the audit community may face in the future, and the value and necessity of oversight, insight, and foresight.

GAO INTOSAI and International Capacity Development Webinar
On October 19, 2021, the U.S. Comptroller General in celebrated GAO’s 100th anniversary with a conversation on the history and future of GAO’s involvement with the international public sector auditing community. This virtual event highlighted GAO’s collaboration with INTOSAI and contributions to SAI capacity development. Panelists included the INTOSAI General Secretariat, GAO’s representatives on key INTOSAI bodies, the Center for Audit Excellence, the INTOSAI Development Initiative, and the World Bank.

Centennial Webinar: Managing Complexity across Public Policy Challenges
COVID-19, emergency management, environmental crisis, and recurring financial crises are recent examples of the highly complex landscape of today's policy making. On September 21, 2021, GAO and outside experts explored ways to manage public policy against this backdrop, including a discussion of new technologies and tools from the social, computational, and data sciences.

Centennial Webinar: Major Challenges for the Next 100 Years
Innovation and change over time are inevitable-so, is the government ready for complex challenges like a globalized economy and environmental problems? On September 15, 2021, GAO and outside experts discussed how to anticipate, prepare for, and respond to current, persistent, emergent, and potential challenges over the next 100 years.

Centennial Webinar: Building Integrated Portfolios of Evidence for Decision Making
Policymakers need evidence of whether the government's activities are achieving intended results so they can make informed decisions. On September 8, 2021, with an eye toward future development of data-driven decision-making, GAO and outside experts discussed opportunities and challenges related to integrating evidence from various sources and using emerging data technologies.

Centennial Webinar: Oversight Issues for the Next 100 Years
For over 100 years, the federal government has used merit principles to support efforts to hire and retain an effective, high performing workforce, and to protect federal employees from political influence. On August 31, 2021, as part of GAO's centennial, GAO and other experts discussed how the effective design and implementation of merit principles continue to impact the federal government's ability to attract a talented, high performing workforce that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive.

GAO Centennial Capstone Event
On Wednesday, July 14, we hosted a virtual event to observe our centennial birthday. This online ceremony  marked the opening of GAO’s doors on July 1, 1921, and the agency’s efforts over the past century to improve government performance, increase transparency, and save taxpayer dollars.

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