Government Accountability Office (GAO) Podcast: Watchdog Report
By Government Accountability Office
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Featuring interviews with GAO officials on significant issues and new reports, the Watchdog Report is recorded, hosted, and produced by GAO staff.
||Securing Financial and Taxpayer Data at IRS||Audio interview by GAO staff with Greg Wilshusen, Director, Information Technology||4/8/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Reducing Government Duplication and Saving Tax Dollars||Audio interview by GAO staff with Nikki Clowers, Director, Financial Markets and Community Investment||4/8/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Annual Quick Look at DOD's Portfolio of Major Weapon Programs||Audio interview by GAO staff with Mike Sullivan, Director, Acquisition and Sourcing Management||3/31/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Electronic Health Records||Audio interview by GAO staff with Linda Kohn, Director, Health Care||3/24/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Impacts of Fiscal Year 2013 Sequestration||Impacts of Fiscal Year 2013 Sequestration||3/6/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Improvements to VA's Millennium Act Emergency Care Benefit Would Better Serve Veterans||Audio interview by GAO staff with Randall Williamson, Director, Health Care||3/6/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Prepositioning International Food Aid||Audio interview by GAO staff with Tom Melito, Director, International Affairs and Trade||3/5/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Current and Future Availability of Airline Pilots||Current and Future Availability of Airline Pilots||2/28/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Impact of Trends in Marriage and Work Patterns on Retirement Security||Audio interview by GAO staff with Charlie Jeszeck, Director, Education, Workforce, and Income Security||2/14/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Public Health Threats from Prescription Drug Shortages||Audio interview by GAO staff with Marcia Crosse, Director, Health Care||2/10/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Highlights of a GAO Forum on Nanomanufacturing & Implications for U.S. Competiveness||Audio interview by GAO staff with Tim Persons, Chief Scientist, Applied Research and Methodology||2/7/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Federal Agencies Can Better Support State Efforts to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse by School Personnel||Audio interview by GAO staff with Kay Brown, Director, Education, Workforce, and Income Security||1/30/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Cruise Vessels Security and Safety Concerns||Audio interview by GAO staff with Steve Caldwell, Director, Homeland Security and Justice||1/13/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Children's Health Insurance Coverage and Costs||Audio interview by GAO staff with Katherine Iritani, Director, Health Care||12/20/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Information Resellers and Consumer Privacy Concerns||Audio interview by GAO staff with Alicia Puente Cackley, Director, Financial Markets and Community Investment||11/15/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||District of Columbia's School Voucher Program||Audio interview by GAO staff with George Scott, Director, Education Workforce and Income Security||11/15/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Improving the Federal Housing Administration's Finances and Implications for Homebuyers||Audio interview by GAO staff with Mathew Scire, Director, Financial Markets and Community Investment||10/22/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Major Cities' Nuclear Terrorism Response Plans||Audio interview by GAO staff with David Trimble, Director, Natural Resources and Environment||9/30/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Social Security Administration Improper Disability Insurance Payments||Audio interview by GAO staff with Steve Lord, Director, Forensic Audits and Investigative Service||9/13/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Dental Services Coverage, Payment, and Fees||Audio interview by GAO staff with Katherine Iritani, Director, Health Care||9/12/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||An Overview of GAO's Green Book Standards for Internal Controls||Audio interview by GAO staff with James Dalkin, Director, Financial Management and Assurance||9/3/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Wildland Fire Management and the Federal Fire Aviation Program||Audio interview by GAO staff with Anne-Marie Fennel, Director, Natural Resources and Environment||8/20/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||An Overview of GAO's Yellow Book Standards for Auditors and Audit Organizations||Audio interview by GAO staff with Marcia Buchanan, Assistant Director, Financial Management and Assurance||8/15/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Medicare Prostate Cancer Treatment Costs||Audio interview by GAO staff with James Cosgrove, Director, Health Care||8/1/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||FDA Oversight of Drug Compounding||Audio interview by GAO staff with Marcia Crosse, Director, Health Care||7/31/13||Free||View In iTunes|
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Informative, consice, and interesting
Great peek into the checks and balances the governement is trying to employ. I feel bad for the GAO though, 'cause every episode seems to be, "We told they were doing this, this, and this wrong, and they still haven't fixed it."
Well produced, and totally worth subscribing to.
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