ABSTRACT

Addressing Fragmentation, Overlap, and Duplication: Progress in Enhancing Government Effectiveness and Achieving Hundreds of Billions of Dollars in Financial Benefits, Report to Congressional Addressees   [open pdf - 4MB]

From the Highlights: "The federal government continues to respond to and recover from significant public health and economic challenges battling the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic. While the size and scope of these efforts demand strong accountability and continued agility, opportunities also exist for achieving billions of dollars in financial savings and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of a wide range of federal programs in other areas. GAO [Government Accountability Office] has responded with annual reports to a statutory provision directing it to identify and report on federal programs, agencies, offices, and initiatives--either within departments or government-wide. These entities and initiatives have duplicative, overlapping, or fragmented goals or activities, as well as additional opportunities to achieve cost savings or enhance revenue collection. This report discusses the progress Congress and executive branch agencies have made in addressing actions GAO identified in its 2011 to 2021 reports. Additionally, the report provides examples of open actions where further steps by Congress and executive branch agencies could yield significant financial and non-financial benefits."

Report Number:
GAO-21-104648
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Date:
2021-09
Copyright:
Public Domain
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Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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