You have to read GAO reports with a word of caution. As a retired federal employee, I have observed the methods used by GAO teams in their investigative efforts, and have heard others talk about their experiences. The GAO frequently comes into the process with "a priori" ideas about what is wrong and collects information to support their presuppositions. The GAO proceeds, sometimes, with a political agenda. It is not a totally objective process. The GAO team frequently knows little about the operations of the agency they are investigating, and go from one unrelated agency to another at a fairly rapid pace.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 22:31