james-christian blockwood

INTOSAI Journal President Bids Farewell, Expresses Appreciation for Partnership in Strengthening Global Accountability
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INTOSAI Journal President Bids Farewell, Expresses Appreciation for Partnership in Strengthening Global Accountability

It has been with great pleasure that I have served as the President of the International Journal of Government Auditing (Journal) for nearly six years, and I positively reflect on the many accomplishments we have achieved in advancing the Journal and audit organizations around the world. As the official voice of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions...

GAO Center for Audit Excellence Marks Five-Year Anniversary
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GAO Center for Audit Excellence Marks Five-Year Anniversary

On September 30, 2020, GAO’s CAE marked its fifth anniversary, having made significant progress in expanding GAO capabilities to build audit capacity and promote good governance around the country and around the world. The CAE, which reports to GAO’s Strategic Planning and External Liaison (SPEL) office, provides...

Journal Remains Committed to Ensuring INTOSAI Members, Broader Accountability Community Stay Connected
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Journal Remains Committed to Ensuring INTOSAI Members, Broader Accountability Community Stay Connected

The emergence of the COVID-19 Pandemic has, globally, put us on a tumultuous path. The pandemic has affected public health, the global economy, our governments, the citizens we serve, INTOSAI, our SAIs and our employees. As science continues closing in on this virus infecting millions around the world and affecting us all...

U.S. GAO Launches Center for Strategic Foresight
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U.S. GAO Launches Center for Strategic Foresight

To achieve positive, long-term outcomes, James-Christian Blockwood, Managing Director of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) Strategic Planning and External Liaison (SPEL) office, believes creatively and critically thinking about emerging trends and future challenges and collaborating with experts are necessary efforts...

GAO Center for Audit Excellence Builds Worldwide Capacity, Good Governance
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GAO Center for Audit Excellence Builds Worldwide Capacity, Good Governance

The U.S. Comptroller General (CG), Gene L. Dodaro, had a vision: establish a team dedicated to building capacity and fostering effective accountability on a global scale. The CG's vision and legislation led to the creation of the Center for Audit Excellence (CAE). The CAE, which was officially launched by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) in October 2015...

Working Together to Cultivate Capacity, Professionalization
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Working Together to Cultivate Capacity, Professionalization

With the Capacity Building Committee meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, wrapping up a few weeks ago, ideas brought to the forefront during the event inspired me to share how, together we can further advance capacity building, and in doing so, contribute to a more robust, more prominent, more professional International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions...