A Central Management Agency Needing Comprehensive Congressional Oversight Gao ID: T-GGD-92-3 October 29, 1991

While Congress has been involved in individual projects and has kept a watchful eye on specific General Services Administration (GSA) efforts, such as major ADP procurement and capital investment projects, it has paid little attention to GSA's overall efforts to fulfill its mission. The annual reauthorization of GSA's overall operations as proposed by H.R. 3161 is designed to improve legislative oversight. To be effective in addressing GSA's problems, GAO testified that the focus of the reauthorization should be on holding GSA accountable for defining and achieving key strategic goals and objectives, cover a period longer than a single year, and perhaps involve sunset provisions for particular GSA activities on a staggered basis.

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