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GAO 2018-2023 Strategic Plan: Key Efforts

GAO-18-395SP Published: Feb 22, 2018. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 2018.
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As part of GAO's 2018-2023 Strategic Plan, our Key Efforts denote substantial areas of focus and bodies of work that will contribute to the successful accomplishment of GAO's strategic objectives and performance goals.

GAO's Key Efforts are near-term priorities in support of our longer-term mission to provide the Congress with timely and fact-based analyses on the most important national issues. The Key Efforts are provided as an integral part of our strategic plan with a view toward periodically updating them to reflect shifts in congressional priorities and GAO's expected areas of work. GAO maintains an ongoing internal program of annual assessments to establish priority work areas in consultation with the Congress. This program will help inform these periodic updates of Key Efforts.

In addition to this document, please see the other two components of GAO's 2018-2023 strategic plan:

  • Strategic Plan Goals and Objectives (GAO-18-1SP) that serves as the foundation of GAO's overall plan and outlines our long-term strategies and goals;
  • Trends Affecting Government and Society (GAO-18-396SP) that provide the strategic context for our plan through an exploration of eight key trends having a major impact on the nation and its government.

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