GAO’s reports and testimonies give Congress, federal agencies, and the public timely, fact-based, non-partisan information that can improve government operations and save taxpayers billions of dollars.
Through the U.S. Agency for Global Media, the U.S. funds international broadcasting networks—such as the Voice of America and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks—to bring unbiased news to countries where press freedom is restricted.
More than a quarter of the State Department's overseas buildings and other real properties are in poor condition by State's condition standards, including almost 400 buildings and other assets that State considers critical to its mission.
Each year, we make more than 1,000 recommendations to help improve the federal government. We alert department heads to the recommendations where they can save the most money, address issues on our High Risk List, or significantly improve government operations.
About 1.7 million people—mostly in Sub-Saharan Africa—were newly infected with HIV in 2019. The region has experienced significant population growth, including among youth, who are more vulnerable to acquiring HIV infections.
The State Department provides billions of dollars in foreign assistance for international security, public health, and more. Financial and program data are key to managing and overseeing this assistance.