GAO To Announce New High-Risk Report Tuesday

GAO will release it’s high-risk report Tuesday, Jan. 25.

The Government Accountability Office’s 2005 High-Risk Series: An Update will be released at a press briefing at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25.

The report is issued every two years and identifies areas in the federal government at high risk, due to either their greater vulnerabilities to fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement or major economy, efficiency or effectiveness challenges.

GAO is also posting to its website information related to the major management challenges identified in its January 2003 Performance and Accountability Series. This material will be organized by major agency and will include a list of relevant reports published since January 2003.

The 2005 report and related information will be posted to GAO’s website by noon, Tuesday, January 25.

Those scheduled to attend the briefing include Sen. Susan Collins, chairman and Joseph Lieberman, RMM, of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and

Governmental Affairs; Congressman Tom Davis, chairman of the House Committee on Government Reform, Sen. George Voinovich, Chairman, and

Daniel Akaka, RMM, of the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, Committee of Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs; and Comptroller

General of the United States David M. Walker, head of the Government Accountability Office.

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