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Managing Risk: Insights from GAO’s High-Risk List : IBM Center for The Business of Government , June 2, , 2020

June 2, 2020

IBM Center for The Business of Government

From the document: "First launched in 1990, the GAO High-Risk list has grown from 14 programs in 1990 to 35 areas since it was last updated in 2019. Programs on the list range from the 2020 Decennial Census, to food safety oversight, to ensuring the cybersecurity of the Nation. The ratings for over half of the 35 areas on the list remain unchanged. Since its last update, 7 areas improved and 3 regressed. GAO added 2 new areas (on the government-wide personnel security clearance process and VA acquisition management) and removed 2 existing areas due to progress in managing risk (on mitigating gaps in weather satellite data and DOD supply chain management). Government operations are considered high risk due to their greater vulnerabilities to fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement or that are in need of transformation to address economy, efficiency, or effectiveness challenges."

Authors - Keegan, Michael J.



Keegan, Michael J.


IBM Center for The Business of Government

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