Key Issues > Duplication & Cost Savings
Improving Efficiency and Effectiveness
GAO’s 2016 Annual Report identified 37 new areas where a broad range of federal agencies may be able to achieve greater efficiency or effectiveness. The annual report and GAO’s Action Tracker—a tool that tracks progress on GAO’s specific suggestions for improvement—are available here. We estimate that tens of billions of additional dollars would be saved should Congress and executive branch agencies fully address our actions that so far have been partially addressed or not addressed at all.