Assistant Director, Homeland Security and Justice
U.S. Government Accountability Office
Jay Berman is an Assistant Director for Homeland Security and Justice Issues at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)—a nonpartisan and independent investigative arm of the U.S. Congress. Since joining GAO in 2004, he has been a contributing analyst or manager of several evaluations of Department of Homeland Security programs and operations, with a focus on U.S. Coast Guard and maritime issues. Among other topics, his work has examined the Coast Guard’s drug interdiction and port security operations, workforce issues, and efforts to acquire new cutters and aircraft. As part of his work, he has observed Coast Guard operations across the globe. He has a master’s degree of Public Administration from the University of Washington and bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of New Hampshire.