GAO's 2019 High Risk Report
The hearing will discuss GA O's 2019 High Risk List and findings with respect to highrisk areas covered by the report. The hearing will address high-risk areas that were added to or removed from the list this year, areas that GAO identifies as needing significant attention, and other high-risk areas.
On March 6, 2019, GAO will release its biennial High Risk List. GAO publishes the list early in each Congress "to focus attention on government operations that are high risk due to their greater vulnerabilities to fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement or that are in need of transformation to address economy, efficiency, or effectiveness challenges." GAO's biennial update "describes the status of high-risk areas" listed in the previous report and the "actions that are still needed to assure further progress." The update also "identifies new high-risk areas needing attention by Congress and the executive branch."