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Nancy Hunn

Deputy Chief Privacy Officer and Records Officer

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

Nancy O. Hunn currently serves as the Records Officer/Deputy Chief Privacy Officer in the  Records and Privacy department, Infrastructure Operations at the Government Accountability Office (GAO), where she directs all aspects of the GAO records management and privacy program.  Nancy oversees the GAO physical and electronic records management component in our enterprise-wide repository, including emails. Our tool is mandated for use by all GAO employees and is built into performance management at GAO.  She provides strategies for implementing innovative records management and privacy policy.  She serves as the resident expert on records management problems for colleagues when presented with them and interprets records management policy, retention schedule rules, and other records issues.  She operationalizes internal records disposition for physical and electronic records, including emails, business systems outside of the GAO enterprise content management system (ECM) system, and intranet pages for the Agency and strategizes about data remediation for orphaned records around the Agency.


Nancy also manages all aspects of the GAO privacy program as well, as the Deputy Chief Privacy Officer.  This includes conducting privacy investigations on security breaches, providing risk mitigation strategies to senior management, managing the privacy compliance documentation process, interacting with Information Systems and Technical Services (ISTS), when new systems are introduced to GAO to ensure records and privacy needs are addressed.  In collaboration with her team, Nancy built the GAO privacy program from scratch and implemented all components of it throughout the Agency—including the privacy website on the GAO intranet, privacy compliance documentation, privacy risk mitigation strategies, the privacy program order, privacy statements for public-facing systems, as well as Agency-wide training and other documentation.

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