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Data Mining: Results and Challenges for Government Program Audits and Investigations

GAO-03-591T Published: Mar 25, 2003. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 2003.
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The Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations, and the Census, House Committee on Government Reform asked GAO to testify on its experiences with the use of data mining as part of its audits and investigations of various government programs. GAO's testimony focused on (1) examples and benefits of the use of data mining in audits and investigations and (2) some of the future uses and challenges in expanding the use of data mining in audits of federal programs. Much of GAO's experience with data mining to date relates to its audits of the Department of Defense's (DOD) credit card programs.

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CreditData collectionFinancial statement auditsInternal controlsProgram abusesData miningFraud, Waste and AbuseMilitary forcesCredit cardsDatabases