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GAO has issued the 2021 High-Risk List

GAO – “Every 2 years, we report on federal programs and operations that are vulnerable to waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement, or that need broad reform—our High Risk List. Our 2021 report reviews the status of the 36 areas on the list and outlines steps to lasting solutions. We testified before the House that the ratings for over half the areas on our 2019 list remain unchanged in 2021. Since our last update, 5 areas regressed and 7 improved. We added 2 areas (small business emergency loans and drug misuse) and removed 1 area due to its progress (Department of Defense support infrastructure)… Seven areas have improved since 2019, and we removed one of those areas, DOD Support Infrastructure Management due to DOD’s progress on this issue. For instance, DOD has more efficiently utilized leased space, reduced its infrastructure footprint, and reduced costs. Additionally, 20 areas showed little change. However, 5 areas got worse:


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