GAO strategizes in response to government challenges


What are the fiscal, management, and performance challenges facing government executives? What is the goal of GAO’s High Risk List and what are some of the key “high risk” areas? How can audit agencies change the way they do business to properly respond to 21st century governance challenges? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Chris Mihm, managing director, strategic issues, Government Accountability Office.


(Courtesy of the IBM Center for the Business of Government)

Chris Mihm is the managing director for strategic issues at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). He leads GAO’s work on governance and government-wide management reforms to support the transition to a more results-oriented and accountable federal government. Strategic Issues addresses such topics as strategic planning and performance management, budgeting and the nation’s long- term fiscal outlook, human capital management and civil service reform, intergovernmental issues, federal tax policy and administration, and the census.


Mihm has appeared as a witness before congressional committees on numerous occasions and has been actively involved in working with committees across Congress to show them how strengthened public management can improve the performance and accountability of the federal government.

He is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and the chairman of the Board of Directors.