David Walker, comptroller general of the United States and head of the Government Accountability Office, plans to resign to take over as president and CEO of the newly established Peter G. Peterson Foundation.

Walker has been comptroller general since November 1998. In that time, he has expanded the GAO's role and visibility and worked to modernize the accountability profession. During his tenure, the GAO changed its name from the Government Accounting Office to the Government Accountability Office.

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