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Science, Technology, and Cybersecurity

GAO offers foresight, insight, and oversight on science and technology issues.

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GAO’s Science, Technology Assessment, and Analytics (STAA) team focuses on science and technology and innovation policy issues, advanced analytics, and emerging technologies. One of STAA’s product lines—Science and Technology Spotlights—explain emerging science and technology issues, including opportunities and challenges and relevant policy considerations. Building on a decades-long track record of informing congressional decision-making, GAO’s Information Technology and Cybersecurity team provides critical analysis of today’s cybersecurity challenges.

Our strategic plan includes 12 papers on trends that will likely affect government and society in the next 5 to 15 years—including science and technology in an innovation economy, global supply chains, racial and ethnic disparities, and national security threats.

How to Request

Have a science and technology question, want to receive Spotlights, or maybe you are interested in technology assessments? You’re welcome to use our Find an Expert tool to find and contact a subject matter expert directly.

Unsure where to start? E-mail GAO’s Office of Congressional Relations at, call (202) 512-4400, or contact your committee’s Congressional Relations Advisor.


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