BY THE NUMBERS: 2016 GAO Duplication Report

Published: Apr 13, 2016

“Waste and Inefficiency in the Federal Government: GAO’s 2016 Duplication Report”

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37

 

The number of new areas for 2016 identified by the GAO as being in need of reforms to reduce duplication, overlap, fragmentation, and to improve cost savings and revenue enhancements within the federal government.

92

 

The number of suggested actions made by GAO in its 2016 report to make the government more effective and efficient.

250

 

The total number of areas identified in past reports where reforms were needed to reduce duplication, fragmentation, and overlap, and to improve cost savings and revenue enhancements within the federal government.

636

 

The total number of actions identified by GAO since 2011 to improve efficiency within the 250 areas that were in need of reform.

41%

 

Out of the GAO’s whopping 544 recommended actions, only 41% (224) have been fully addressed since 2011.

$125B

 

The amount of savings that will be achieved by 2025 from the 224 actions (41%) that have already been implemented.

346

 

The total number of recommended actions to Treasury, DOD, and HHS since 2011 – of which, 220 (63%) remain open.

 

Key Videos:



“Why do we need to come back, year after year, to discuss the same actions? … Obviously, the federal government has an obligation not to waste taxpayer dollars. We’re pulling money out of somebody’s pocket, and then we’re trying to give it to somebody else and use that – and we got to be very, very cognizant of this wasteful taxpayer spending.”

Chairman Jason Chaffetz