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Need an Expert? GAO Launches Database to Help

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 25, 2019) – The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has launched a new one-stop database where the news media, congressional staff, and the public can locate GAO subject matter experts. The new Find-an-Expert section ( on the GAO website is designed to improve access to the wealth of non-partisan, fact-based information GAO has developed over the years through its audits and investigations.

"GAO executives regularly discuss our work with those who have questions about specific studies or want to better understand the wide range of federal programs and activities we oversee,” said Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the GAO. “To make it easier to find the right person to talk to, we have created a single online resource where users can reach subject matter experts searching by name or topic."

Users can search the database by area of expertise and contact GAO executives directly with questions, or they can work with the Office of Public Affairs to find an expert. The Find-an-Expert page also lists GAO executives alphabetically by name, along with their areas of expertise and contact information. Clicking on a specific name will pull up additional biographical information, an official photo, and a list of recent reports that individual has directed.  

For more information, please contact Chuck Young, Managing Director of GAO Public Affairs, at or 202-512-4800.


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