Diana Maurer

Director, Defense Capabilities and Management, U.S. Government Accountability Office

Diana Maurer is a Director in the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) Defense Capabilities and Management team, where she currently leads GAO’s work overseeing military sustainment and readiness issues. Her recent work includes reviews of F-35 sustainment, performance at military depots, predictive maintenance, military readiness, and the mission capability of military aviation. She has testified more than two dozen times before Congressional committees on a variety of issues including the F-35, Navy ship maintenance, federal prisons, national drug control policy, and several DHS management issues. Ms. Maurer was a Director in GAO’s Homeland Security and Justice team from 2009-2017, where she led GAO’s oversight of the federal prison system; the Secret Service, FBI and other federal law enforcement agencies; DOJ grant programs; the federal court system; and DHS’s efforts to build a unified department. She worked from 2008-2009 as an Acting Director in GAO’s Natural Resource and Environment team, where she led work assessing U.S. global nuclear detection programs. From 1993-2007, Ms. Maurer worked in GAO’s International Affairs and Trade team, where she led reviews of a variety of international security issues including efforts to combat the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Ms. Maurer began her GAO career in 1990 in GAO’s Detroit Regional Office. Ms. Maurer has an M.S. in national resource strategy from the National Defense University where she was recognized as a Distinguished Graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. Ms. Maurer also has an M.P.P in international public policy from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in international relations from Michigan State University.