High Risk List 2019: Recommendations to Reduce Risk of Waste, Fraud and Mismanagement in Federal Programs, Hearing Before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, March 6, 2019   [open pdf - 5MB]

This is the March 6, 2019 hearing titled "High Risk List 2019: Recommendations to Reduce Risk of Waste, Fraud and Mismanagement in Federal Programs," held before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. From the opening statement of Ron Johnson: "I want to welcome the Comptroller General, Mr. Gene Dodaro, and everybody that has come here in the audience to really review a very important report. It is interesting, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), every Congress issues its High-Risk Report, and the goal of that High-Risk Report is very similar to this Committee's stated mission statement, which is to enhance the economic and national security of America and promote more efficient and effective government. I think that pretty well is the whole goal behind both your High-Risk Report as well as the Duplication Report. [...] I will keep my comments pretty short, but I think it was pretty noteworthy--and it is in my statement--that since 2006, because of the recommendations made by GAO in their High-Risk Reports, Federal agencies have saved nearly $350 billion, and in fiscal year (FY) 2018 the saving was $47 billion alone. So it just shows where a little bit of attention--and Senator Scott is working on a little project as well in terms of just taking a look at efficiencies in terms of disaster spending with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), that type of thing. Attention to detail is incredibly important." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Eugene L. Dodaro.

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S. Hrg. 116-43; Senate Hearing 116-43
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