GAO Expands List of Programs Vulnerable to Waste, Fraud and Abuse

The Government Accountability Office added three new items to its biennial list of high-risk federal programs, which it released to Congress on Wednesday. There’s some good news though: One important issue was removed from the high-risk list—the multi-agency effort to manage terrorism-related information—and progress on other programs over the last decade has resulted in savings of $240 billion, GAO estimates.

To the grab bag of what now includes 34 programs across government in urgent need of improvement, Congress’ watchdog added the 2020 Census, tribal health and education programs run by the Interior and Health and Human Services departments, and environmental programs run by the Energy and Defense departments.

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