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GAO Testimony on Government Efficiency & Effectiveness

GAO Testimony on Government Efficiency & Effectiveness

GAO Testimony on Government Efficiency & Effectiveness
Bill Kobren
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) yesterday issued new testimony entitled “GAO-21-544T Government Efficiency and Effectiveness: Opportunities to Reduce Fragmentation, Overlap, and Duplication and Achieve Billions in Financial Benefits”.

According to the GAO, “Each year GAO reports on federal programs with fragmented, overlapping, or duplicative goals or actions and ways to reduce costs or boost revenue. We testified that Congress and agencies could take 112 new actions to address these findings—like changing how agencies buy goods and services to save money. Agencies have made significant progress in addressing many of the over 1,100 actions we identified in the past decade. We estimate at least tens of billions of dollars in financial benefits have resulted since May 2020. Addressing all remaining actions could save tens of billions more dollars. We'll update total financial benefits in fall 2021.”