High-Risk Series: Dedicated Leadership Needed to Address Limited Progress in Most High-Risk Areas, Statement of Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States, Testimony Before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate [open pdf - 302KB]
From the Document: "Since the early 1990s, our high-risk program has focused attention on government operations with greater vulnerabilities to fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement, or that are in need of transformation to address economy, efficiency, or effectiveness challenges. This effort, supported by this committee and the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, has brought much needed attention to problems impeding effective government and costing billions of dollars each year. Our 2021 High-Risk List, which is being released today, includes 36 areas, listed in the appendix. In most areas, progress since our last high-risk update has been limited. Overall ratings for 20 high-risk areas remain unchanged from 2019. In five areas, the ratings actually declined, while in seven areas they improved."
Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/