Chris Currie

Director, GAO

Chris Currie is a Director for the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO). Within GAO, he specifically serves in the Homeland Security and Justice Team where he leads the agency’s work on a number of homeland security issues including national preparedness, emergency management, and critical infrastructure protection. In this role, Chris and his teams of GAO auditors evaluate federal efforts and programs to prevent, plan for, and respond to natural and man-made disasters. Chris also evaluates the operations and efficiency of various programs and agencies within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and has testified at numerous Congressional committee hearings on these issues. Prior to this, Chris was an Acting Director in GAO’s Defense Capabilities and Management team where he led reviews of Department of Defense programs, including those related to military housing, aircraft, and U.S. counter-piracy efforts. In the decade since DHS was created, Chris has led numerous audits and assessments of DHS programs, including those related to transportation security, research and development of new technologies, and the Department’s efforts to test and evaluate large acquisition programs and technologies. Chris has been with at GAO since 2002 and has been the recipient of numerous agency awards, such as the meritorious service award in 2008. Chris has an M. A. in Public Administration from Georgia State University and a B.A. in History from the University of Georgia.