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With lack of requests from Congress, GAO staff would 'twiddle their thumbs'
The Government Accountability Office -- Congress's investigative arm -- has an office at the super-secretive National Security Agency's headquarters, but it keeps no staff there because lawmakers have not made enough oversight requests, the agency's head told Congress last week.
“We still actually do have space at the NSA. We just don’t use it and the reason we don’t use it is we’re not getting any requests, you know," Comptroller General David M. Walker told a Senate subcommittee Friday. "So I don’t want to have people sitting out there twiddling their thumbs."