Tuesday, 28th February 2012
2012 Annual Report: Opportunities to Reduce Duplication, Overlap and Fragmentation, Achieve Savings, and Enhance Revenue
Source: Government Accountability Office, Executive Office of the President
From the highlights:
This is GAO's second annual report to Congress in response to the statutory requirement that GAO identify federal programs, agencies, offices, and initiatives, either within departments or governmentwide, which have duplicative goals or activities.
This annual report for 2012 presents 51 areas where programs may be able to achieve greater efficiencies or become more effective in providing government services.
This report describes 32 areas in which we found evidence of duplication, overlap, or fragmentation among federal government programs.
This report also summarizes 19 additional opportunities for agencies or Congress to consider taking action that could either reduce the cost of government operations or enhance revenue collections for the Treasury.
+ Direct link to full report (PDF; 9.6 MB)
+ Statement about the report from the Executive Office of the President (HTML)
+ Analysis of the report from the Executive Office of the President (PDF; 425 KB)
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