I became acting Comptroller General
in March 2008 and served in that role for two-and-a-half years.
Critics say that, when similar situations have arisen in the past, the comptroller general
has usually left his or her position even when a successor has yet to be appointed.
Congress and directed the Comptroller General
to make special
It is an honor and a privilege to serve as comptroller general
of the United States and head of the GAO.
202) Consistent with that legal conclusion, Attorney General Janet Reno issued a DOJ Order in 1995 advising DOJ accountable officers that "an opinion from the Comptroller General
cannot itself absolve such officers from liability for the loss or improper payment of funds for which they are accountable," (203) and that they should instead seek advance decisions from their component general counsel when they question the legality of authorizing an obligation or of making a disbursement.
In his congressional testimony, Comptroller General
Walker said the intelligence community must "move from a culture of 'need to know' to 'need to share.
Perhaps the most controversial of these actions was Vice President Dick Cheney's refusal to supply Comptroller General
David Walker with information regarding the activities of the National Energy Policy Development Group.
David Walker, who heads the General Accounting Office, said he believes federal employees should be allowed to file bid protests over the outcome of sourcing competitions in some cases.
It was the second year in succession that the Mint has recorded a loss and the head of the NAO, Auditor and Comptroller General
Sir John Bourn, warned it now faced a period of "painful" restructuring.
Boxer made the request for the audit in a letter to David Walker, comptroller general
of the United States.
As comptroller general
of the United States and head of the US General Accounting Office (GAO), I serve as the nation's chief accountability officer.
The General Accounting Office and the Comptroller General
have been required, pursuant to the Federal Financial Management Act of 1994, to present the activities of the U.
The DOD has issued a final rule requiring contracting officers to include, in certain transactions, a clause providing the Comptroller General
with access to records in prototype contracts.
Many are also accusing Mexico City Comptroller General
Bertha Lujan of stalling the investigation in an attempt to protect the former mayor.
In 1987, the United States comptroller general
found that Reich's office engaged in "prohibited, covert propaganda activities .