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Building a 21st Century Government by Cutting Duplication, Fragmentation, and Waste

Today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a progress report on the work Congress and the Administration have done over the last year to tackle duplication and fragmentation and take advantage of cost-saving opportunities in the Federal government. In addition, it released a second report suggesting areas for future action. We appreciate GAO’s work in these important areas. Big problems require all of us – the Executive Branch and the Legislative Branch– to come together around big solutions.

We have examined the GAO report, and our analysis of it is here. The key findings are:

  • Nearly 80 percent of the issue areas for which GAO recommended action last year, and more than three-quarters of the recommendations for Executive Branch actions associated with those areas (76 percent) were addressed in some way.
  • Congress addressed less than 40 percent of the GAO recommendations that required congressional action (39 percent) in some way.

GAO found progress over the last year reducing duplication in areas as diverse as data center consolidation, food safety, interagency contracting, and arms control. It found cost-saving progress in areas as diverse as the management of DOD spare parts, government wide improper payments, strategic sourcing, and electronic filing of tax returns. 

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NOTÍCIAS,. Building a 21st Century Government by Cutting Duplication, Fragmentation, and Waste. Florianópolis: Portal Jurídico Investidura, 2012. Disponível em: https://investidura.com.br/noticias-internacionais/white-house/building-a-21st-century-government-by-cutting-duplication-fragmentation-and-waste/ Acesso em: 22 mai. 2024