Performance and Accountability Report Fiscal Year 2018
GAO-19-1SP: Published: Nov 15, 2018. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2018.
Did you know that GAO saved $75.1 billion for taxpayers last year? That's a return of about $124 for every dollar of our budget. We did it by making recommendations to prevent payment errors, reduce fraud, and make better use of federal funds.
We also identified 1,294 other benefits—things that improve programs and operations but can't be measured in dollars. We're talking about government functions that, for example:
protect consumers from counterfeit goods
research the overmedication of veterans to help prevent tragic outcomes
strengthen homeland security by keeping up with cyber threats
assess progress in addressing the opioid epidemic
Graphic showing the number of GAO reports, testimonies, bid protests, improvements, and other accomplishments