Waste and Inefficiency in the Federal Government: GAO’s 2018 Duplication Report

Full House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Full House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Hearing Date: April 26, 2018 10:00 am 2154 Rayburn HOB

PURPOSE:
  • To examine the findings of the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) annual report on areas of duplication, overlap, and fragmentation within federal government programs and other newly identified areas for cost savings.
BACKGROUND:
  • On April 26, 2018, GAO will release its eighth annual duplication report. The report will provide an update on areas identified in previous reports dating back to 2011, include 13 new areas of duplication, and identify 10 cost savings or revenue enhancement areas. More specifically, this year’s report will highlight improper payments, tax fraud, and identity theft services.
  • Since 2011, GAO has identified more than 300 areas and 792 corrective actions to reduce duplication, but 41 percent of these actions remain open. GAO estimates addressed actions would result in approximately $178 billion in savings.

Witnesses and testimonies

Name Title Organization Panel Document
The Honorable Gene Dodaro Comptroller General of the United States U.S. Government Accountability Office Document