Comptroller General of the U.S. Government Accountability Office Gene Dodaro will talk with Sanford School of Public Policy Dean Kelly Brownell."GAO's Role in Addressing Major Challenges Facing Our National Goverment," a Terry Sanford Distinguished Lecture, will discuss the detection of waste, fraud and blunders in government spending with the head of the auditing agency tasked with making government more efficient, effective, equitable and responsive. As Comptroller General, Mr. Dodaro oversees the development and issuance of hundreds of reports and testimonies to various committees and individual members of congress. Nominated by Obama in 2010, Dodaro has led efforts to improve business practices at the Pentagon, and under Medicare and Medicaid. He also led efforts to fulfill new audit responsibilities under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. In 2014 alone, the GAO recommended 1,619 measures to improve government operations. By the end of 2014, 78% of those made in 2010 had been implemented.