5 (not just 4) names to be Comptroller General

On Tuesday, Congressional Democrats sent President Obama a list of four candidates to nominated as the next Comptroller General.  The four are Rep. Todd Platts, Linda Bilmes at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Acting Comptroller General Gene Dodaro, and former Assistant Comptroller Ira Goldstein.  Today Congressional Republicans sent their own letter to the President recommending Stuart Bowen, the special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction.   The letter was signed by House Minority Leader John Boehner, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs ranking member Susan Collins and House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform ranking member Darrell Issa.

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Final Four to lead the GAO?

It is looking more and more as if we may soon see a nominee for the position of Comptroller General.   CQ staffer David Clarke is reporting that the Congress will soon forward President Obama four candidates to be CG and lead the Government Accountability Office.

The four names are:

Linda J. Bilmes – currently a professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government,

Gene Dodaro – who is acting CG since David Walker left nearly two years ago,

Ira Goldstein – who leads Deloitte Consulting’s federal government practice, and

Todd Platts – Republican Congressman serving York County, Pennsylvania.

Stay tuned!