The GAO has provided numerous documents to Issa and others, but many of those documents have not been released.
Issa said the new move to reform the special investigations will help the GAO restore trust in its reports.
“GAO is now making important and necessary changes in response to concerns that GAO’s Forensic Audit and Special Investigation unit was not meeting its full obligation to provide Congress with clear, unbiased, and objective information about government programs. GAO has a critical role but can only be effective if Congress and the public has full confidence in its findings and recommendations,” Issa said in a written statement.
Kutz, who previously was in charge of the unit, will now head its director of audit services. The GAO said the move “will allow us to take better advantage of Kutz’s wealth of experience in forensic and other audit services.”