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Director Name

Alissa H. Czyz

Defense Capabilities and Management

Areas of Expertise:

  • Strategic warfare
  • Intelligence management
  • Space operations
  • Personnel vetting

Alissa Czyz is a Director in GAO’s Defense Capabilities and Management team. She oversees GAO’s work on strategic warfare, intelligence, and government-wide personnel vetting. 

Alissa joined GAO in February 2004. She has spent most of her career in the Defense Capabilities and Management team where she has managed reviews on a wide-range of national security and defense issues. Alissa also spent over two years as an Acting Director in the Strategic Issues team where she led a portfolio on federal workforce issues and organizational performance management. 

Alissa earned an MA in communications from American University. She earned a BA in English from Knox College.