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US comptroller general to give SPIA’s 2019 Getzen Lecture on March 25

Gene Dodaro

Comptroller Gen. Gene L. Dodaro will deliver the annual Getzen Lecture on Government Accountability.

Dodaro’s lecture, “The Many Dimensions of Accountability: GAO’s Mission for Congress and the Nation,” will be given March 25 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel. Sponsored by the School of Public and International Affairs and the public administration and policy department, the event, which is open free to the public, is part of the university’s Signature Lecture series.

Dodaro became the eighth comptroller general of the U.S. and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office in 2010. As comptroller general, Dodaro helps oversee the development and issuance of hundreds of reports and testimonies each year to various committees and individual members of Congress.

Dodaro has testified before Congress dozens of times on important national issues, including the nation’s long-term fiscal outlook and efforts to reduce and eliminate overlap and duplication across the federal government. In addition, Dodaro has led efforts to fulfill GAO’s new audit responsibilities under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

The Getzen Lecture on Government Accountability in UGA’s School of Public and International Affairs is made possible by UGA alumni Katherine Getzen Willoughby and Dan Hall Willoughby Jr. in honor of her parents, Evangeline Sferes Getzen and Forrest William Getzen, lifelong advocates of public service and education.