Strategic and Performance Planning
GAO's Strategic Plan 2010-2015 for serving the Congress includes an in-depth treatment of trends and other developments that affect America's future and help shape our work. In keeping with our commitment to update our plan every 3 years, it describes our proposed goals and strategies for supporting the Congress and the nation as the United States undergoes a period of change, daunting challenges, and promising opportunities.
GAO Strategic Plan
GAO-10-559SP, Jul 1, 2010
- GAO's Strategic Plan Framework PDF (1 page) Accessible Text
- GAO's The Human Capital Interim Strategic Plan, Fiscal Years 2010-2012 PDF (16 pages) Accessible Text
- Feb. 2012 Update to GAO's Strategic Plan 2010-2015 PDF (20 pages) Accessible Text
GAO’s annual performance plan covers activities for each of our strategic goals and is included with our budget submission each year.
Looking ahead to fiscal year 2013, GAO is acutely aware of our dual responsibilities in a time of fiscal austerity. First, Congress has rightly come to rely upon GAO to help lawmakers identify billions of dollars in cost savings opportunities to tighten federal budgets or to point out revenue enhancement opportunities. We know our mission becomes critically important when the nation faces difficult financial times. But second, GAO must also ensure it meets this first responsibility while implementing all possible cost savings in its own operations without diminishing our traditionally high-quality work that lays the foundation for critical decision making and oversight by the Congress.
GAO Mission and Operations
GAO-12-463SP, Mar 1, 2012
Past Performance Plans