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Name: Dodaro, Gene
Current Position: Comptroller General
On September 22, 2010, President Barack Obama named Gene L. Dodaro to serve as Comptroller General of the United States. Dodaro had served as Acting Comptroller General since March 13, 2008. He was confirmed by the Senate on December 22, 2010.
Dodaro received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Dodaro has worked for GAO for more than 30 years. Until 1999, he headed GAO’s Accounting and Information Management Division. His significant accomplishments included providing leadership to help government confront the Year 2000 computing challenge by working with the Congress and the President’s Y2K Conversion Council to provide a smooth transition in government operations and services. He also directed the first-ever audit of comprehensive financial statements covering all federal departments and agencies for fiscal year 1997—one of the largest and most complex audits in history. Additionally, he helped conceive GAO’s strategy for improving computer security throughout government and led the updating of standards for internal control in the federal government.
Dodaro was then promoted to chief operating officer, the number two leadership position in the agency, which he held until being appointed acting comptroller.
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