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High-Risk Series: Recommendations Need to be Implemented

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) provided a listing of its open recommendations to help solve problems in areas it has designated as high risk; (2) provided references to the source and date of the recommendations and the status of agency actions to implement GAO's suggestions; and (3) identified any legislative recommendations that could further assist in fully addressing these high-risk problems."
Date: April 12, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

High Risk Series: GAO's High-Risk Program

Description: Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "GAO audits and evaluations identify federal programs and operations that in some cases are high risk due to their greater vulnerabilities to fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement. Increasingly, GAO also has identified high-risk areas that are in need of broad-based transformations to address major economy, efficiency, or effectiveness challenges. Since 1990 with each new Congress, GAO has reported on its high-risk list. GAO's most recent update, in January 2005, presented the 109th Congress with the latest status of existing and new high-risk areas warranting attention by both the Congress and the administration. Lasting solutions to high-risk problems offer the potential to save billions of dollars, dramatically improve service to the American public, strengthen public confidence and trust in the performance and accountability of our national government, and ensure the ability of government to deliver on its promises."
Date: March 15, 2006
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

High-Risk Series: Government-wide 2013 Update and Progress Made by the Department of Homeland Security

Description: Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "In the past 2 years, notable progress has been made in the vast majority of areas that were on GAO's 2011 High Risk List. Congress passed several laws and took oversight actions to help address high-risk areas. Top administration officials at the Office of Management and Budget and the individual agencies have continued to show their commitment to ensuring that high-risk areas receive attention and action. Additional progress is both possible and needed in all the high-risk areas on GAO's 2013 list."
Date: March 21, 2013
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

High-Risk Series: An Update

Description: A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The federal government is the world's largest and most complex entity, with about $3 trillion in outlays in fiscal year 2008 funding a broad array of programs and operations. GAO's biennial reports on high-risk areas, done since 1990, are meant to bring focus to specific areas needing added attention. Areas are identified, in some cases, as high risk due to their greater vulnerabilities to fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement. GAO also identifies high-risk areas needing broad-based transformation to address major economy, efficiency, or effectiveness challenges. In this 2009 update for the 111th Congress, GAO presents the status of high-risk areas listed in 2007 and identifies new high-risk areas warranting attention by Congress and the executive branch. Solutions to high-risk problems offer the potential to save billions of dollars, dramatically improve service to the public, strengthen confidence and trust in the performance and accountability of the U.S. government, and ensure the ability of government to deliver on its promises."
Date: January 22, 2009
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

High-Risk Series: An Update

Description: A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "In February 2011, GAO detailed 30 high-risk areas. Sufficient progress has been made to remove the high-risk designation from two areas."
Date: February 14, 2013
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

High-Risk Series: An Update

Description: A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The federal government is the world's largest and most complex entity, with about $3.5 trillion in outlays in fiscal year 2010 funding a broad array of programs and operations. GAO maintains a program to focus attention on government operations that it identifies as high risk due to their greater vulnerabilities to fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement or the need for transformation to address economy, efficiency, or effectiveness challenges. Since 1990, GAO has designated over 50 areas as high risk and subsequently removed over one-third of the areas due to progress made. This biennial update describes the status of high-risk areas listed in 2009 and identifies any new high-risk area needing attention by Congress and the executive branch. Solutions to high-risk problems offer the potential to save billions of dollars, improve service to the public, and strengthen the performance and accountability of the U.S. government."
Date: February 16, 2011
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

High Risk Series: An Update

Description: A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "GAO's audits and evaluations identify federal programs and operations that, in some cases, are high risk due to their greater vulnerabilities to fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement. In recent years, GAO also has identified high-risk areas to focus on the need for broad-based transformations to address major economy, efficiency, or effectiveness challenges. Since 1990, GAO has periodically reported on government operations it has designated as high risk. In this 2007 update for the 110th Congress, GAO presents the status of high-risk areas identified in 2005 and new high-risk areas warranting attention by Congress and the executive branch. Lasting solutions to high-risk problems offer the potential to save billions of dollars, dramatically improve service to the public, strengthen confidence and trust in the performance and accountability of the U.S. government, and ensure the ability of government to deliver on its promises."
Date: January 31, 2007
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

GAO's 2013 High-Risk Series: An Update

Description: Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "In February 2011, GAO detailed 30 high-risk areas. Sufficient progress has been made to remove the high-risk designation from two areas."
Date: February 14, 2013
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Performance and Accountability and High-Risk Series: Responses to Questions

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO responded to congressional concerns relating to GAO's testimony on its performance and accountability and high risk series, focusing on: (1) what can be done to provide agencies with greater incentives to resolve their high risk problems; (2) whether agencies are using the Government Performance and Results Act to address uncoordinated crosscutting programs; (3) whether the federal government could solve its management problems by adopting private-sector practices; (4) what government functions would benefit from privatization and public-private partnerships; and (5) how long the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will be on GAO's high risk list."
Date: March 29, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

GAO's 2011 High Risk Series: An Update

Description: Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The federal government is the world's largest and most complex entity, with about $3.5 trillion in outlays in fiscal year 2010 funding a broad array of programs and operations. GAO maintains a program to focus attention on government operations that it identifies as high risk due to their greater vulnerabilities to fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement or the need for transformation to address economy, efficiency, or effectiveness challenges. This testimony summarizes GAO's 2011 High-Risk Update, which describes the status of high-risk areas listed in 2009 and identifies any new high-risk area needing attention by Congress and the executive branch. Solutions to high-risk problems offer the potential to save billions of dollars, improve service to the public, and strengthen the performance and accountability of the U.S. government."
Date: February 17, 2011
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

High-Risk Series: An Update

Description: Other written product issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "GAO provided an overview of progress agencies have made to improve serious and widespread weaknesses that have been the focus of GAO's high-risk program for several years."
Date: January 1, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

High-Risk Series: An Update

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "GAO's audits and evaluations identify federal programs and operations that are high risk, in some cases, due to their greater vulnerabilities to fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement. Increasingly, we also are identifying high-risk areas to focus on major economy, efficiency, or effectiveness challenges. Since 1990, GAO has periodically reported on government operations that it has designated as high risk. In this 2003 update for the new 108th Congress, GAO presents the status of high-risk areas included in our last report made in January 2001 and identifies new high-risk areas warranting attention by the Congress and the administration. Lasting solutions to high-risk problems offer the potential to save billions of dollars, dramatically improve service to the American public, strengthen public confidence and trust in the performance and accountability of our national government, and ensure the ability of government to deliver on its promises."
Date: January 1, 2003
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

High-Risk Series: Federal Real Property

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Long-standing problems with excess and underutilized real property, deteriorating facilities, unreliable real property data, and costly space challenges are shared by several agencies. These factors have multibillion-dollar cost implications and can seriously jeopardize mission accomplishment. Federal agencies face many challenges securing real property due to the threat of terrorism."
Date: January 1, 2003
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

High-Risk Series: Strategic Human Capital Management

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "In its January 2001 High-Risk Update (GAO-01-263), GAO designated strategic human capital management as a governmentwide high-risk area. The basic problem, which continues today, has been the long-standing lack of a consistent strategic approach to marshaling, managing, and maintaining the human capital needed to maximize government performance and assure its accountability. This report is part of a special series of reports on governmentwide and agency-specific challenges."
Date: January 1, 2003
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

High Risk Series: Restructuring the U.S. Postal Service to Achieve Sustainable Financial Viability

Description: Other written product issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "GAO is adding the U.S. Postal Service's (USPS) financial condition to the list of high-risk areas needing attention by Congress and the executive branch to achieve broad-based transformation. Amid challenging economic conditions and a changing business environment, USPS is facing a deteriorating financial situation in which it does not expect to cover its expenses and financial obligations in fiscal years 2009 and 2010. This year, USPS expects to increase its year-end debt to $10.2 billion and incur a cash shortfall of about $1 billion. Another key risk factor is the accelerated decline in mail volume. Mail volume declined by 9.5 billion pieces in fiscal year 2008 to about 203 billion pieces. As of the end of May 2009, mail volume had decreased another 18.5 billion pieces, and USPS expects to end fiscal year 2009 with mail volume of 175 billion pieces--about 28 billion pieces fewer than in fiscal year 2008. Further, it expects flat or continued volume and revenue declines over the next 5 years. These trends expose weaknesses in USPS's business model, which has relied on growth in mail volume to help cover costs and enable USPS to be self-supporting."
Date: July 28, 2009
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

High-Risk Series: Protecting Information Systems Supporting the Federal Government and the Nation's Critical Infrastructures

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Since GAO designated computer security in the federal government as high risk in 1997, evidence of pervasive weaknesses has been continuing. Also, related risks have been escalating, in part because of the dramatic increases in computer interconnectivity and increasing dependence on computers to support critical operations and infrastructures, such as power distribution, water supply, national defense, and emergency services. This year, GAO expanded this high risk area to include protecting the information systems that support our nation's critical infrastructures, referred to as cyber critical infrastructure protection or cyber CIP. Among other reasons for designating cyber CIP high risk is that terrorist groups and others have stated their intentions of attacking our critical infrastructures, and failing to protect these infrastructures could adversely affect our national security, economic security, and/or public health and safety."
Date: January 1, 2003
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

High Risk Series: An Update

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "This report updates GAO's list of federal programs and operations at high risk for waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement. Several high-risk areas have improved enough to be removed from GAO's list. They include the year 2000 computer challenge, the 2000 census, Department of Agriculture's farm loan programs, the Superfund program, and the National Weather Service's information technology modernization. At the same time, GAO added one new area of concern to the 2001 high-risk list--human capital management. GAO is also continuing to monitor 21 other areas previously designated as high risk."
Date: January 1, 2001
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

High-Risk Series: An Update

Description: A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "GAO's audits and evaluations identify federal programs and operations that, in some cases, are high risk due to their greater vulnerabilities to fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement. Increasingly, GAO also is identifying high-risk areas to focus on the need for broad-based transformations to address major economy, efficiency, or effectiveness challenges. Since 1990, GAO has periodically reported on government operations that it has designated as high risk. In this 2005 update for the 109th Congress, GAO presents the status of high-risk areas identified in 2003 and new high-risk areas warranting attention by the Congress and the administration. Lasting solutions to high-risk problems offer the potential to save billions of dollars, dramatically improve service to the American public, strengthen public confidence and trust in the performance and accountability of our national government, and ensure the ability of government to deliver on its promises."
Date: January 1, 2005
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department