Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Comptroller General David Walker's Priorities for 2007

Deficit hawk David Walker, Comptroller General of the U.S., submitted to Congress in mid-November a list of 36 topics for investigation and hearings by the 110th Congress. The top ten items on his list include: reducing the tax gap, addressing federal acquisition and contracting issues, improving business performance of the Department of Defense, transforming Homeland Security, improving information sharing by the CIA and related government agencies, strengthening border security, improving security for the American transportation system, reducing the risk of use of biological and nuclear weapons, reducing risk of accidents involving nuclear activities and improving computer security.

General Walker has set an ambitious agenda; doubtlessly parts of his program will draw flak from the powers that be in Washington. Nevertheless, most if not all of his goals are worthwhile; some are highly worthwhile.


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