Dodaro is new comptroller general

Comptroller general appointed to a 15-year term

Gene Dodaro was sworn in Dec. 30 as the comptroller general of the United States and head of the Government Accountability Office. He has served as acting comptroller general since 2008.

“As comptroller general, I plan to build on GAO’s proud tradition as a steadfast, nonpartisan, professional watchdog for the American people; a trusted adviser for Congress; and a leading advocate for more efficient and effective management across government,” Dodaro said in a statement.


Related stories:

Senate committee approves Dodaro as GAO head

Dodaro picked to be comptroller


The comptroller general is appointed to a 15-year term. The Senate confirmed Dodaro’s nomination to the post on Dec. 22.

Dodaro has worked at GAO for 37 years. He has been chief operating officer and assistant comptroller general for GAO’s largest unit, the Accounting and Information Management Division.

“Looking ahead, the decisions facing policy-makers will, in many cases, be difficult ones crucial to our nation’s security and prosperity,” Dodaro said. “As in the past, GAO will be there to provide Congress with high-quality, objective and timely information.”

About the Author

Alyah Khan is a staff writer covering IT policy.

Featured

  • Telecommunications
    Stock photo ID: 658810513 By asharkyu

    GSA extends EIS deadline to 2023

    Agencies are getting up to three more years on existing telecom contracts before having to shift to the $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions vehicle.

  • Workforce
    Shutterstock image ID: 569172169 By Zenzen

    OMB looks to retrain feds to fill cyber needs

    The federal government is taking steps to fill high-demand, skills-gap positions in tech by retraining employees already working within agencies without a cyber or IT background.

  • Acquisition
    GSA Headquarters (Photo by Rena Schild/Shutterstock)

    GSA to consolidate multiple award schedules

    The General Services Administration plans to consolidate dozens of its buying schedules across product areas including IT and services to reduce duplication.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.