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GAO Issues FY 2017 Performance and Accountability Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 15, 2017) –The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) today issued its performance and accountability report for fiscal year 2017. For more information, contact Jennifer Ashley in the Office of Public Affairs at (202) 512-4800.


The Government Accountability Office, known as the investigative arm of Congress, is an independent, nonpartisan agency that exists to support Congress in meeting its constitutional responsibilities. GAO also works to improve the performance of the federal government and ensure its accountability to the American people. The agency examines the use of public funds; evaluates federal programs and policies; and provides analyses, recommendations, and other assistance to help Congress make informed oversight, policy, and funding decisions. GAO provides Congress with timely information that is objective, fact-based, nonideological, fair, and balanced. GAO’s commitment to good government is reflected in its core values of accountability, integrity, and reliability.

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