High Risk List

  • Rollout of project management law promises responsible use of taxpayer dollars

    The Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act of 2015 would create a “culture of excellence,” promoting wise use of taxpayer dollars.

  • 2020 Census among new additions to GAO High-Risk List

    The Government Accountability Office added three new areas to its biennial High-Risk list this year. It also removed one government initiative from the list. The 2020 Census is a new concern for GAO, which said the bureau’s technology plans, budget and timeline are at risk.

  • Despite improvements, DoD is still top offender on GAO High-Risk List

    The Defense Department still has work to do on issues that plagued the department for more than two decades, a Government Accountability Office report stated.

  • GAO releases biannual high risk list

    In today’s Top Federal Headlines, the Government Accountability office adds three new areas to its high risk list and removes one.

  • Greg Wilshusen: Most agencies share same problem in cybersecurity

    Even though the Office of Personnel Management is responsible for the biggest breach to federal employee data in history, it is by no means the only agency having a tough time addressing cybersecurity vulnerabilities. The number of cybersecurity incidents government-wide is up from about 5,500 in fiscal 2006 to more than 67,000 in fiscal 2014 — and those are just the incidents agencies have reported. Information security has been on the Government Accountability Office’s High Risk list since 1997. Greg Wilshusen is director of information strategic issues at the GAO. He tells In Depth guest host Jared Serbu why agencies are having a hard time coming up with risk-based cyber programs.

  • Dave Wise, director of physical instructure issues, GAO

    Government spends $21 billion a year on building maintenance operations. The Obama administration knows it doesn’t need all of the property it owns, but real property management has been on the Government Accountability Office’s High Risk List since 2003. Dave Wise, director of physical infrastructure issues at GAO, testified this week before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose that there are better ideas for real property management, but they haven’t been implemented yet.

  • GOP budget bills aim to bolster DoD funding, cut government waste

    Republican lawmakers released their Fiscal Year 2016 budget plans this week, containing increased spending for the Pentagon, cuts for non-Defense operating budgets and a hike in federal employees’ contributions to their retirement plans.

  • Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General, GAO

    The 2015 edition of the High Risk List is out from the Government Accountability Office. It includes two new areas, and no areas came off the list this year. Gene Dodaro is Comptroller General of the United States. He introduced the List this week and testified about it to both the House and the Senate. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said he gets one question about the High Risk List more than any other.

  • GAO adds IT acquisition, VA health care to High Risk List

    The Government Accountability Office added two new issues to its ever-growing list of challenges for agencies. The biennial High Risk List includes six areas that have been problematic for 25 years.

  • Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

    The Government Accountability Office says federal agencies have made “strong, steady progress” to cut down the potential for waste and fraud over the past two years, but not enough progress to take anything off of GAO’s High Risk List. The latest list is 32 items long and has two new additions. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter has the story.