Tuesday, March 01, 2011
By Susan Jones
(CNSNews.com) – As directed by a new law, the Government Accountability Office on Tuesday released its first annual report to Congress on waste and duplication in the federal government’s many programs, agencies, offices and initiatives.
The conclusion: Given the huge amount of money involved in the various programs the GAO studied, “even limited adjustments could result in significant savings.”
The report (titled Opportunities to Reduce Potential Duplication in Government Programs, Save Tax Dollars, and Enhance Revenue) is intended to help government policymakers deal with “rapidly building fiscal pressures facing our national government,” the GAO said.