Featuring interviews with GAO officials on significant issues and new reports, the Watchdog Report is recorded, hosted, and produced by GAO staff.
Public Health Preparedness--Building and Maintaining Infrastructure Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic
At the beginning of the pandemic, we heard a lot about shortages of hospital beds, ventilators, testing supplies, as well as doctors and nurses. GAO has reported heavily on the impacts of not being prepared for a pandemic. But in a new report, we…
Early Childhood Development--Challenges Providing and Accessing Services
Parents know that the first few years of a child's life include so many critical milestones. During those first few years, it's critical to identify any developmental delays a child might have and provide early intervention services. The…
What More Should the U.S. Do to Prevent Transnational Repression?
Some foreign governments have harassed, abducted, threatened, or even assassinated U.S.-based individuals in an effort to silence their criticism. Prominent examples of transnational repression like this include the 2018 murder of journalist Jamal…
As NASA Plans Its Return to the Moon, Greater Visibility Into Spending Could Help Address Cost Concern
When NASA launched Artemis I last November, it used the world's most powerful rocket. The same rocket design, or Space Launch System, will be used in the Artemis II and III missions, with the goal of returning Americans to the moon for the…
State and Local Efforts to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Vehicles
Greenhouse gas emissions are a major contributor to climate change. The largest source of emissions in the U.S. is transportation occurring on our nation’s roadways, which are owned and run by state and local governments. We learn more about the…
Shift from Corporations to Partnerships Causes Challenges for IRS Audits
Businesses are increasingly shifting their legal structures
from corporations-- that are subject to corporate income taxes--to
partnerships. This shift has made it more difficult for the IRS to
identify taxable income and catch potential tax cheats…
On latest episode trafficking topic
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