Showing You (Even More!) Money: GAO’s 2015 Performance and Accountability Report

Posted on November 17, 2015
Each year we report the results of our work to you, the taxpayer. And this year we have more great news: we produced a record-high $74.7 billion in financial benefits. In other words, for every $1 Congress invested in us, we returned $134. Listen to Tim Bowling, our Chief Quality Officer, explain how we did it:
GAO's Fiscal Year 2015 Performance
There are also things that can’t be measured in terms of dollars. We found nearly 1,300 other ways to make government more efficient. How? By prompting federal agencies to do things like
  • improve their responses to hacks and other data breaches
  • remove Social Security numbers from Medicare cards and
  • protect consumers’ financial information.
We also referred over 1,000 cases of potential overpayment of benefits to the Social Security Administration for investigation, helping to keep Social Security benefits going to the right people. And we did all this while maintaining our ranking as one of the Best Place to Work in the federal government—including #1 for our diversity and inclusion efforts among mid-size agencies. Our 2015 Performance and Accountability Report has the full details on what we accomplished in the past fiscal year, information on how we calculate results and find savings, and what’s on the horizon for next year.