Anniversary Events

Upcoming Events

GAO’s INTOSAI and International Capacity Development Webinar
October 19, 2021, 9:30am – 11:30am (EDT)
GAO's Strategic Planning and External Liaison team invites you to join the U.S. Comptroller General in celebrating GAO’s 100th anniversary with a conversation on the history and future of GAO’s involvement with the international public sector auditing community. The virtual event will highlight GAO’s collaboration with International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) and contributions to SAI capacity development. Panelists include the INTOSAI General Secretariat, GAO’s representatives on key INTOSAI bodies, the Center for Audit Excellence, the INTOSAI Development Initiative, and the World Bank.
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Past Events

Foundations for Accountability: Oversight Issues for the Next 100 Years

GAO hosted a webinar series for its 100th anniversary that brought together members of the Comptroller General’s Educators Advisory Panel, distinguished scholars from across the nation, and public servants from GAO and other federal agencies. The series focused on cutting-edge research and practices to help keep federal programs accountable for effective, efficient, and equitable government for the next century.

Centennial Webinar: Oversight Issues for the Next 100 Years
For over 100 years, the federal government has used merit principles to support efforts to hire and retain an effective, high performing workforce, and to protect federal employees from political influence. On August 31, 2021, as part of GAO's centennial, GAO and other experts discussed how the effective design and implementation of merit principles continue to impact the federal government's ability to attract a talented, high performing workforce that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive.

GAO Centennial Capstone Event
On Wednesday, July 14, we hosted a virtual event to observe our centennial birthday. This online ceremony  marked the opening of GAO’s doors on July 1, 1921, and the agency’s efforts over the past century to improve government performance, increase transparency, and save taxpayer dollars.