On April 14, 2015, GAO released its annual report on opportunities to reduce fragmentation, overlap and duplication, and achieve other financial benefits.
GAO found evidence of fragmentation, overlap, or duplication in 12 areas of government activity, and opportunities to avoid costs or enhance federal revenue in 12 areas.
All 24 areas are detailed in the 2015 annual report, and here are a few examples. Addressing concerns in the areas below could each potentially save the government billions of dollars or lead to other important non-financial benefits:
GAO identified 66 new actions to address concerns in the 24 areas identified in the 2015 report. These and other actions that GAO identified in previous annual reports are tracked in GAO's Action Tracker. This publicly accessible online search tool tracks and provides the implementation status of every suggested action that GAO identified in its annual reports. To date:
- 169 actions have been addressed,
- 179 actions have been partially addressed, and
- 90 actions have not been addressed.