Accession Number:

ADA386053

Title:

Major Management Challenges and Program Risks. A Governmentwide Perspective

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

71.0

Abstract:

This report addresses a range of governmentwide challenges and opportunities to enhance the performance and accountability of the federal government and position our country for the future. It is intended to help the new Congress and administration consider the actions needed to support the transition to a more results-oriented and accountable federal government. It should also stimulate dialogue about a number of long-term fiscal and policy challenges facing the nation. This report is part of a special series, first issued in January 1999, entitled the Performance and Accountability Series Major Management Challenges and Program Risks. In the 1999 series, GAO advised Congress that it planned to reassess the methodologies and criteria used to determine which federal government programs and functions should be highlighted and designated as high risk. GAO completed the assessment, considered comments provided on a publicly available exposure draft, and published its guidance document, Determining Performance and Accountability Challenges and High Risks GAO-01-159SP, in November 2000. The criteria and methodology described in that document were used as the basis for designating certain programs and functions as high-risk in the series. In addition to this governmentwide perspective on performance and accountability challenges, the 2001 Performance and Accountability Series contains separate reports on 21 agencies covering each cabinet

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE