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DHS ranks high on GAO’s high-risk list

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January 23, 2009
Homeland Security News
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The Homeland Security Department is tied for second among federal departments for having the most high-risk management challenges on the Government Accountability Office’s biennial high-risk list released Jan. 22.

The Defense Department is first, with eight high-risk areas, and DHS and the Health and Human Services Department are tied for second, each with four high-risk areas.

GAO’s list identifies 30 federal programs and management areas at high risk of waste and abuse, up from 27 listed in 2007, including several risks that affect multiple departments. (FCW)