The International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) is an independent, autonomous and non-political professional organization comprised of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) in countries across the globe. INTOSAI has special status of consultant with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. INTOSAI was founded in 1953 and has grown from the original 34 countries to a membership of over 180 SAIs. SAIs play a critical role in external auditing of government agencies and operations, and in promoting the sound financial management and accountability in their governments.
The INTOSAI Working Group on Impact of Science and Technology on
The INTOSAI Working Group on Impact of Science and Technology on Auditing (WGISTA) was established in 2019 by INTOSAI at the International Congress of Supreme Audit Institutions (INCOSAI). The President of the UAE Accountability Authority is the Chair of INTOSAI's WGISTA and Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office is the Vice Chair of the WGISTA. WGISTA supports SAls in understanding the strategic direction of the auditing profession as a result of disruptive technologies and developments in the fields of science and technology and SAIs’ responses to these developments. Some of the key areas of focus of the WGISTA are Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, data analytics, quantum computing and 5G.