This week, President Obama nominated Gene Dodaro to be the new Comptroller General (CG), head of the General Accountability Office (GAO). He has been the Acting Comptroller General since the resignation of former CG David Walker in March 2008. During his 37-year tenure at GAO, Dodaro held a number of key jobs including Chief Operating Officer and chief of GAO’s Accounting and Information Management Division. He has been instrumental in the preparation of many government management reform initiatives including: the 1994 Government Management Reform Act; the 1995 Paperwork Reduction Act; the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996; and refinements to the Single Audit Act. He is a member of the Association of Government Accountants and a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. If confirmed by the Senate, Dodaro will serve a 15-year term as head of GAO.