GAO Report on Improving Government Efficiency and Effectiveness
The U.S. Government Accounting Office has published its 2014 Annual Report: Additional Opportunities to Reduce Fragmentation, Overlap, and Duplication and Achieve Other Financial Benefits. This fourth annual report identifies 26 areas where agencies may be able to achieve greater efficiencies or effectiveness. Within these 26 areas, GAO identifies 64 actions that the executive branch and Congress could take to reduce fragmentation, overlap, or duplication, as well as other cost savings or revenue enhancement. GAO suggests 19 actions to address evidence of fragmentation, overlap, or duplication in 11 new areas across the government missions of defense, health, income security, information technology, and international affairs.
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