GAO at a Glance

For fiscal year 2017:

Address: GAO Headquarters
441 G St., NW
Washington, D.C. 20548
Offices in the following cities: Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX: Dayton, OH; Denver, CO; Huntsville, AL; Los Angeles, CA; Norfolk, VA; San Francisco, CA; and Seattle, WA.
Year GAO was founded: 1921
Telephone no.: (202) 512-3000 (employee locator)
Agency head: Gene L. Dodaro
Comptroller General of the United States
Staffing level: Approximately 3,000 employees
Budget Authority: $576.5 million
Congressional testimony: 99
Measurable financial benefits from GAO work: $73.9 billion--a return of about $128 on every dollar invested in GAO
Recommendations to improve government operations: 1,414
Recommendations implemented: 76 percent of the recommendations GAO made four years earlier (in FY 2013) have been implemented