Government Accountability Office (GAO) Podcast: Watchdog Report

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Featuring interviews with GAO officials on significant issues and new reports, the Watchdog Report is recorded, hosted, and produced by GAO staff.

Episode Date
2019 Duplication and Cost Savings Report
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It's time to take a look at what's new with GAO's yearly report on duplication, overlap, and fragmentation in federal programs.
May 21, 2019
2019 DOD Weapons Programs Quick Look
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We look at the Department of Defense's handling of their major weapons systems over the past year.
May 07, 2019
Retirement Savings and Early Withdrawals
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GAO explores the options available to those looking to take money out of their retirement accounts early.
Apr 29, 2019
F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Reliability and Modernization
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GAO looks at DOD's limited progress in improving F-35 Joint Strike Fighter reliability and maintainability, as well as plans for F-35 modernization.
Apr 29, 2019
IRS and Private Debt Collection
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In this podcast we're talking about how the IRS uses private debt collection companies to collect on some tax debts.
Apr 29, 2019
Talent Management Strategies for Federal Agencies to Better Meet Their Missions
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GAO takes a look at how agencies can address trends affecting the future of federal work and workers.
Apr 29, 2019
Special Education
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In this podcast we discuss how some states use different guidelines to determine which students qualify for special education.
Apr 24, 2019
Tax Refund Products
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We discuss a GAO review of the tax-related products Americans purchase.
Apr 12, 2019
America's Fiscal Health Update
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This podcast covers updates on the fiscal condition and long-term fiscal health of the U.S. government.
Apr 10, 2019
Preparing for Robot Coworkers and AI
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This podcast talks about federal agencies' interest in tracking the effects of advanced technologies to the working population.
Apr 08, 2019
Priority Recommendation Letters to DOD, HHS, and VA
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GAO sends letters to federal agencies with its priority recommendations to help combat waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement and achieve significant cost savings. This podcast covers the letters sent to the Departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, and Veterans Administration.
Apr 08, 2019
Columbia Class Submarines
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The Navy is scheduled to begin construction on the first Columbia class submarine in 2020. We take a look at how the Navy's handling cost estimates for the program in these early days.
Apr 08, 2019
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Security Risks
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Data Breaches have affected hundreds of millions of Americans. GAO explores what we can do to better protect ourselves.
Apr 04, 2019
Phased Retirement Programs
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GAO examined phased retirement programs in other countries to see if it could inform policy makers here in the U.S.
Apr 01, 2019
Data Breaches
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Data Breaches have affected hundreds of millions of Americans. GAO explores what we can do to better protect ourselves.
Mar 27, 2019
IRS Staffing
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How are staffing shortages at IRS affecting its role as the nation's tax collector? We discuss in this edition of the Watchdog Report.
Mar 26, 2019
Changes to Coins Could Save Money
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GAO explores the possibilities if the U.S. Mint made changes to our coins.
Mar 21, 2019
DNA Evidence Backlogs
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How does the government help state and local labs deal with growing requests for crime scene DNA analysis?
Mar 21, 2019
Puerto Rico Hurricane Recovery
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We look at FEMA's efforts as Puerto Rico continues to recover and rebuild after hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017.
Mar 14, 2019
Fees, Fines, and Penalties
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We discuss how the government tracks the hundreds of billions of dollars it collects each year in fees, fines, and penalties.
Mar 07, 2019
Automated Trucking and the Workforce
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We discuss how federal agencies are preparing for potential workforce changes coming from the future of automated trucking.
Mar 07, 2019
2019 High Risk Update
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Hear what's changed with GAO's High Risk List since it was last updated in 2017.
Mar 06, 2019
Gig Economy Workforce
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The Bureau of Labor Statistics took a survey of non-traditional workers in 2017 -- more than a decade after their previous survey. We look at how they’ve responded to changes in the gig economy.
Feb 28, 2019
VHA's Credential Reviews
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In this podcast we discuss how the Veterans Health Administration ensures their medical staff have the proper qualifications as they treat nearly 9 million veterans.
Feb 28, 2019
Banks and Regulatory Capture
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How can federal regulators reduce the risk of benefitting the banking industry at the expense of the public interest?
Feb 25, 2019