Mr. Goldenkoff joined the Academy in April, 2020. He has supported other Academy work including a study of improving the cultural competence of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and a project focused on strengthening core management functions at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General.
Robert has over 30 years of experience in federal program evaluation and organizational transformation with the U.S. Government Accountability Office. He retired from GAO in January 2020 as a Director on GAO’s Strategic Issues team where he led a portfolio of work focused on strengthening federal human capital management, and improving the cost-effectiveness of the federal statistical system. His work resulted in tens of millions of dollars in financial savings, and dozens of program improvements. Robert was also an adjunct faculty member at GAO’s Learning Center where he taught classes on congressional testimony, congressional relations, and performance auditing. Robert received his B.A. (political science) and Master of Public Administration degrees from the George Washington University.