Key Related GAO Products
In January 2003, GAO issued its Performance and Accountability Series: Major Management Challenges and Program Risks. This series, first issued in 1999 and updated in 2001, consisted of separate reports on cabinet departments, major independent agencies and the U.S. Postal Service. The reports in that series also identified any areas that had been designated as high-risk within those agencies. GAO continues to identify areas at high risk due to either their greater vulnerabilities to waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement or major challenges associated with their economy, efficiency, or effectiveness. These high-risk areas are discussed in the January 2005 report, High-Risk Series: An Update (GAO-05-207). We also have compiled a list of GAO products issued since January 2003 related to the major management challenges identified in the Performance and Accountability Series. Click on any agency, below, to access that listing of reports.