Ms Bernice Steinhardt

26 August 2010 10:38:59

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For close to two decades, Bernice Steinhardt has held a variety of leadership positions within the U.S Government Accountability Office, Congress' analytic and investigative arm. Currently, as Director for Strategic Issues, Ms. Steinhardt is responsible for examining government-wide management issues and supporting the federal government’s transformation to meet 21st century challenges. For several years prior, Ms. Steinhardt led GAO's efforts in strategic planning, helping to develop the organization’s first strategic plan and overseeing its biennial updates. Between 1996 and 1999, Ms. Steinhardt was director of GAO’s Public Health Issues group; prior to that, she served as associate director for Energy, Natural Resources and Science Issues and associate director for Environmental Protection Issues.

Before joining GAO, Ms. Steinhardt was at the Department of the Interior, in the office of the Assistant Secretary for Energy and Minerals, and at the President's Council on Environmental Quality. Earlier in her career, Ms. Steinhardt worked as a consultant to the Assistant Secretary for Health/DHEW and others on evaluations of health care programs.

Ms. Steinhardt holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Comparative Literature (magna cum laude) from the University of Maryland; she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.  She has received numerous awards from GAO, including Distinguished Service and Meritorious Service Awards.

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