WATCH: Government Accountability Office’s Next 100 Years — Oversight, Insight, and Foresight

This event was hosted Monday by the Lincoln Network.

Description: 2021 year marks the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Government Accountability Office (GAO). After World War I, Congress sought to control growing government expenditures and debt and created GAO to assess the legality and adequacy of government expenditures. Today, GAO provides critical support to Congress through its audits, legal opinions, and analyses that span the breadth of the government’s myriad activities. This program looks back at the institutional development of GAO over the past century, and looks forward at the role the “government watchdog” will play in its next 100 years.

0:00Introductory Remarks of Garrett Johnson, Executive Director and Co-founder, Lincoln Network

3:43Remarks of Hon. Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General, GAO

8:22Panel: GAO Origins and Duties

Kevin Kosar, Resident Scholar, AEI

Kate Siggerud, Chief Operating Officer, GAO

Tim Bowling, Chief Quality Officer, GAO

Julie Matta, Managing Associate General Counsel, GAO

Elise Bean, Washington Office Director, Levin Center at Wayne Law

III. Panel: GAO in the 21st Century

1:29:00Panel: GAO in the 21st Century

Zach Graves, Head of Policy, Lincoln Network

Chuck Young, Managing Director of Public Affairs, GAO

Tim Persons, Chief Scientist, GAO

Marci Harris, Co-founder and CEO, POPVOX

Teresa W. Gerton, President & CEO, NAPA

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