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    This position is located in the GAO Information Technology & Cybersecurity (ITC) Team. The ITC Team audits and evaluates federal agencies’ information management and technology programs that cover a wide range of IT-related areas, such as, IT acquisitions, cybersecurity and program management.

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    As part of a team, you will assist in planning and conducting in-depth audits and evaluations of executive and legislative branch IT programs. The audits cover a range of topics such as system acquisition and development; program/project planning and management;  requirements management;  investment management; information assurance; cloud computing; CIO responsibilities; IT contractor oversight; IT workforce planning; cybersecurity of critical infrastructures; electronic records management; and IT privacy. You will collect appropriate data, analyze the data, develop data-based findings and conclusions, and present the information both orally and in writing to diverse audiences.

    Specific duties are:

    • planning, prioritizing, and balancing your work assignments to carry out required activities and meet timelines;
    • identifying or developing methodologically sound techniques to audit and evaluate federal IT programs;
    • learning new and complex IT-related material quickly to understand issues;
    • researching and collecting relevant information that helps achieve audit objectives;
    • conducting analyses to assess information collected about federal agencies’ IT practices and comparing them against IT best practices;
    • developing findings and conclusions based on analyses;
    • interviewing agency officials to obtain testimonial evidence to support audit findings and conclusions;
    • observing federal agencies’ IT systems management and security practices;
    • writing reports and other written products that effectively communicate information and findings; 
    • communicating relevant information to agency officials, team members, internal stakeholders, and congressional staff, during formal and informal presentations, meetings, and/or interviews;
    • collaborating with others to address issues or solve problems and follow up with others to ensure needs are met;
    • soliciting, listening to, and considering diverse perspectives, approaches, or viewpoints, and incorporating others’ perspectives into decision-making (when appropriate).

    You will join GAO's 2-year Professional Development Program (PDP) for entry-level analysts. The PDP experience includes a combination of on-the-job and classroom training, regular feedback and coaching, and exposure to different projects, issues, and management styles. Project assignments are based on a combination of GAO's needs and your background and interests. The PDP will place you in various project assignments within IT Team that provide you with a range of developmental opportunities. 

    For more information about the Professional Development Program, please visit http://www.gao.gov/careers/pdp.html

    To learn more about GAO and our IT Team, please visit http://www.gao.gov/careers/infotech.html.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel is required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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