Science, Technology Assessment, and Analytics at GAO: September 2022 Update – Government Accountability Office

From smartphones to bioengineered vaccines, scientific and technological advances are changing the world we live in. Adopting these technologies into every day and government use can bring opportunities—for economic growth and improved quality of life—as well as the potential for unintended consequences.
Since 2019, our Science, Technology Assessment, and Analytics team has provided Congress with in-depth information on the most pressing science and technology issues. Over the next year, we will focus on more issues impacting our nation, such as emerging infectious diseases, artificial intelligence, and the manufacturing supply chain.
Graphic with an arrow going from complex science and tech issues all the way to GAO's STAA work.
STAA’s interdisciplinary STEM expertise provides Congress with timely and relevant analysis of complex science & technology (S&T) issues. Since the team’s founding in 2019 it has…
Looking to fiscal year 2023, we will focus on a number of S&T issues that will impact our nation. Forthcoming work includes emerging infectious diseases; artificial intelligence applications; nutritional science and equity; energy, environment, and transportation; U.S. manufacturing and supply chain; national research policy, security, and evaluations; and national and homeland security S&T capabilities.
We will also continue to provide innovative ways to more efficiently and effectively communicate with Congress and the federal S&T community through just-in-time technical consultations and externally focused writing or speaking events.
For more information, contact Timothy Persons at and John Neumann at
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