The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has developed a Web site to provide information about the 2009 Congressional and Presidential Transition. On this Web site, GAO provides background information, recommendations, and links to additional research on what it has identified as the nation’s key issues and challenges.
The Urgent Issues section includes topics such as:
- Financial Institutions and Markets
- Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan
- The 2010 Census
- Food Safety
- Transition to Digital TV
Each category provides background information, recommendations (called What Needs to Be Done), links to Key Reports, and a video message from a GAO expert.
The Web site also includes a section called “Agency-by-Agency Issues,” which outlines each agency’s major challenges, as well as GAO recommendations and key reports for further research. Other sections of the Web site include more recommendations and links to reports. These sections include:
- Management Challenges Across the Government
- Major Cost-Saving Opportunities
- Upcoming Reports on Major National Issues
- Long Term Fiscal Outlook
- Working With GAO
As we transition to a new Congress and administration, this is a terrific place to turn for substantive information on key issues.
[Posted by Emily Feldman]