High Risk List

  • Margot Conrad: Hiring difficulties, low morale put VA on high-risk list

    For the Veterans Affairs Department, low morale and difficulty attracting talent are two of the challenges keeping it on the Government Accountability Office’s high-risk list. Margot Conrad, director of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, offers her take on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • GAO seeks improvement from longstanding ‘at-risk’ federal programs

    GAO Comptroller Gene Dodaro told the Federal Drive with Tom Temin that the agency’s seen significant progress in getting troubled federal projects off its High-Risk List.

  • Real-property solution on high risk list no one wants to try

    The government has a real estate portfolio of approximately 273,000 buildings, many of which are standing vacant. Joe Brennan, director of government investor services, and Lucy Kitchin, senior vice president at the real estate firm JLL, join Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss some important trends in federal real estate.

  • Bill would pluck ‘low hanging fruit’ from federal real property portfolio

    Public-private leasing and compiling a comprehensive database of government facilities are part of a handful of bills aimed at managing federal real property.

  • DoD launches new electronic health record

    The Defense Department started deployment of its new electronic health record — a major milestone last week in the $4.3 billion program known as MHS Genesis.

  • Rebecca Gambler: Despite progress, DHS still on GAO’s high-risk list

    The Government Accountability Office said the Homeland Security Department has made a lot of progress towards operating efficiently and as a unified department. Rebecca Gambler, the GAO’s director of Homeland Security and Justice issues, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain why DHS is still on the high-risk list.

  • Reliability of data, over-reliance on leasing, keep federal real property management on High-Risk List

    Federal real property management for another year is included on the Government Accountability Office’s High-Risk List. Auditors say the government’s excess properties, reliance on leasing, and facilities security are challenges it must face to get off the list.

  • Progress made at VA but not made quickly enough, GAO says

    Both the Government Accountability Office and the department’s inspector general say leadership at the Veterans Affairs Department is committed to removing VA health care from GAO’s High-Risk List. But they’ve seen little concrete action beyond VA’s promises of commitment.

  • Asif Khan: Armed services accounting still on high-risk list

    The armed services’ financial accounting does not have the best reputation when it comes to the accuracy required for clean opinions from auditors. Because of this, they remain on the high-risk list maintained by the Government Accountability Office. Asif Khan, director of financial management and assurance issues at GAO, explained more on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Variety of management issues on DHS’ plate for 2017

    The Homeland Security Department is making steps toward a “Unity of Effort” but first leadership must address a wide range of management concerns like IT, financial systems and human capital.