The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has created a new webpage for the transition to the incoming Biden administration and the 117th Congress which begins in January.

The new webpage, GAO said, “identifies issues needing urgent attention” including the watchdog agency’s “priority recommendations across government, to bring elected officials up to speed on options for improving vital government services or achieving significant savings for taxpayers.”

GAO said the webpage highlights the group’s work “examining shortcomings in the Federal government’s ability to meet the needs of the American people in a rapidly changing world. This includes weaknesses in such areas as human capital management and investment in information technology.”

Gene Dodaro, U.S. Comptroller General and head of GAO, said the group is “pulling together this information and our priority recommendations so that new and returning lawmakers and Presidential appointees can tackle critical challenges facing the nation, including the coronavirus pandemic.”

“GAO has drawn on its tremendous experience examining Federal programs to identify a range of pressing issues facing our nation. We believe that lawmakers and appointees will find our transition webpage helpful in prioritizing policy matters and developing oversight agendas,” he said.

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John Curran is MeriTalk's Managing Editor covering the intersection of government and technology.