"Overall, the government continues to take high-risk problems seriously and is making long-needed progress toward correcting them. The Congress has also acted to address several individual high-risk areas through hearings and legislation. Lasting solutions to high-risk problems offers the potential to save billions of dollars, dramatically improve service to the American public, strengthen public confidence and trust in the performance and accountability of our national government, and ensure the ability of government to deliver on its promises. We have prepared highlights of each of the 25 current high-risk areas showing (1) why the area is high risk, (2) the actions that have been taken and that are under way to address the problem since our last update report and the issues that are yet to be resolved, and (3) what remains to be done to address the risk."
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