Government Accountability Office (GAO) Podcast: Watchdog Report
By Government Accountability Office
To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.
Featuring interviews with GAO officials on significant issues and new reports, the Watchdog Report is recorded, hosted, and produced by GAO staff.
||CleanDNA Evidence Backlogs||How does the government help state and local labs deal with growing requests for crime scene DNA analysis?||3/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChanges to Coins Could Save Money||GAO explores the possibilities if the U.S. Mint made changes to our coins.||3/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPuerto Rico Hurricane Recovery||We look at FEMA's efforts as Puerto Rico continues to recover and rebuild after hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017.||3/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAutomated Trucking and the Workforce||We discuss how federal agencies are preparing for potential workforce changes coming from the future of automated trucking.||3/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFees, Fines, and Penalties||We discuss how the government tracks the hundreds of billions of dollars it collects each year in fees, fines, and penalties.||3/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2019 High Risk Update||Hear what's changed with GAO's High Risk List since it was last updated in 2017.||3/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGig Economy Workforce||The Bureau of Labor Statistics took a survey of non-traditional workers in 2017 -- more than a decade after their previous survey. We look at how theyâve responded to changes in the gig economy.||2/28/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVHA's Credential Reviews||In this podcast we discuss how the Veterans Health Administration ensures their medical staff have the proper qualifications as they treat nearly 9 million veterans.||2/28/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeapon System Software Sustainment||What happens when the software in DOD's weapons systems needs to be updated or maintained? Hear about it in this podcast.||2/25/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBanks and Regulatory Capture||How can federal regulators reduce the risk of benefitting the banking industry at the expense of the public interest?||2/25/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAdvance Care Planning||GAO reports on challenges Americans may face when planning for medical care late in life.||2/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOversight of Internet Privacy||This podcast explores the government's role in ensuring your online information is protected.||2/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCleaning Up Offshore Oil Spills||What role does the government play in offshore oil spill recovery efforts? And is there room for improvement?||2/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTSA's Pipeline Security Program||In addition to airline security, the Transportation Security Administration is also responsible for securing the nation's nearly 3-million-mile pipeline system carrying oil, natural gas, and other resources. This episode of the watchdog report explores this TSA function.||12/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProtecting the Electric Grid||GAO reports on the risk to our electric grid from geomagnetic disturbances coming from outer space.||12/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInformation Systems Security and Intrusion Protection||Hear what GAO found when we looked at how federal agencies are doing to secure their information systems.||12/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2018 Update to GAO's State and Local Government Fiscal Outlook Model||In this podcast, we discuss the 2018 update to GAO's annual report on state and local governments' fiscal outlook.||12/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAirline Passenger Protections||How does the Department of Transportation handle commercial airline passenger complaints? This podcast covers a GAO report exploring that question.||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSubmarine Fleet Maintenance Delays||The Navy relies on its 51 attack submarines to round out its national defense capabilities. GAO reports on maintenance delays affecting those subs.||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAgent Orange||It's been nearly 50 years since the military deployed Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. GAO reports on how government agencies today deal with information on where the tactical herbicide was used.||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAfghanistan Security Equipment||The United States has spent nearly $84 billion on Afghan security since 2002. But are we providing the right equipment to Afghan forces?||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAir Force Readiness||This podcast explores how the Air Force is handling ageing equipment, missed training requirements, and a shortage of fighter pilots.||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeapons Systems Cybersecurity||As Department of Defense weapon systems become more reliant on digital networking, how do they plan for cyber threats?||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRural Hospital Closures||In this podcast, we discuss what trends GAO found in rural hospital closures.||9/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Excellent Resource on GAO
This podcast is an excellent resource on government operations and the impact on taxpayers and consumers. Each podcast gets to the bottom line of GAO reports.
It won't let me subscribe :(
I get alert saying Unable to Subscribe because link is not to a podcast. Please fix this bug so I can subscribe. Love the podcast!
Why do I love this podcast? I am not sure... It is good people trying to do the right thing. I learn something new each time. I think you will enjoy it too!