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Friday, October 5, 2007

GAO Seeks Greater Role in Oversight of Intelligence

Congressional oversight of intelligence should be augmented by the assistance of specially-cleared investigative teams from the Government Accountability Office, say some congressional leaders, and GAO officials appear eager to assume the task.

"I believe that there are many areas in which GAO can support the intelligence committees in their oversight roles," said David M.
Walker, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the GAO.
Among the areas he identified are intelligence acquisition and contract management, human capital management, information technology architectures and systems, and business transformation efforts.

"We have significant knowledge and experience that can be of benefit to the Intelligence Community in connection with a broad range of transformation issues," he stated...FULL ARTICLE.

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