Major Management Challenges and Program Risks:
Department of Agriculture
GAO-01-242, Jan 1, 2001
This report, part of GAO's performance and accountability series, discusses the major management challenges and program risks facing the Department of Agriculture (USDA). These challenges include (1) improving USDA's farm loan programs to reduce its vulnerability to loss, (2) improving delivery of services to farmers, (3) maintaining the integrity of the food assistance programs, (4) minimizing foodborne illnesses, (5) strengthening Department-wide information security, (6) improving USDA's financial accountability, (7) providing Congress and the public with a better understanding of what it accomplishes with appropriated funds, and (8) improving USDA's processing of discrimination complaints.