Government Efficiency and Effectiveness: Opportunities to Reduce Fragmentation, Overlap, and Duplication and Achieve Other Financial Benefits. GAO-18-498T: Published: Apr 26, 2018. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 2018.
“Every year, we identify and report on federal agencies, programs, and initiatives with fragmented, overlapping, or duplicative goals or activities; and ways to reduce costs or enhance revenue. The government saves money when it takes the actions we’ve proposed—an estimated $178 billion so far. We testified on our 8th annual report, in which we identified 68 new actions that Congress and executive branch agencies could take to improve operations across government. Fully addressing these and remaining actions from our prior reports could lead to tens of billions of dollars of additional savings.”