Government watchdogs can’t investigate with their bare hands. They need tools and resources to keep an eye out for trouble.
The Government Accountability Office is one of the government’s most robust watchdogs, especially when it comes to acquisition.
Bill Anderson, GAO’s controller and administrative services officer, discussed the ways GAO helps agencies get the most out of the acquisition process.
“I think a well-trained cadre of acquisition professionals and a customer base that actually has a good understanding of the process and what that their role in it is goes a long way to making sure that we get the most for our money in the federal buying market,” Anderson said.
Francis Rose is the host of In Depth, which airs weekdays from 4-7 p.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, DC metro area and online everywhere. Francis has covered all three branches of the federal government as a broadcast journalist since 1998. He joined Federal News Radio in 2006, and launched In Depth in 2008 as a daily show focused on connecting federal executives to the information they need to do their jobs better.