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Rebecca Shea

Director
US Government Accountability Office (confirmed)

As an audit Director in GAO’s Forensic Audits and Investigative Service (FAIS) team, Rebecca Shea is responsible for leading reviews to identify fraud, waste, and abuse across a diverse array of government programs administered by IRS, the Departments of Homeland Security, Transportation, and Energy, among others. These reviews frequently employ data analytics to identify indicators of potential fraud. In her 20 years with GAO and prior to her work in FAIS, Ms. Shea led audits across a wide range of federal issues, including examinations of road conditions on tribal lands, VA’s real property management, the reliability of OPM human resource databases, safety culture and inspection issues in biosafety labs, and EEO issues at DOE labs. Ms. Shea received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Vanderbilt University.