High-Risk Series:

Quick Reference Guide

HR-97-2: Published: Feb 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1997.

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GAO published a Quick Reference Guide that summarizes the status of the 20 high-risk program areas it has tracked since its last report series, and 5 areas that are newly designated as high-risk. The areas subject to review included the: (1) Department of Defense's (DOD) financial, contract, weapons system acquisition, and inventory management systems; (2) DOD infrastructure; (3) Internal Revenue Service's financial management, accounts receivables, and tax systems modernization; (4) federal tax filing fraud; (5) Customs Service's financial management; (6) Customs Service's and Department of Justice's asset forfeiture programs; (7) Federal Aviation Administration's air traffic control modernization; (8) DOD Corporate Information Management initiative; (9) National Weather Service's modernization; (10) federal information security; (11) the Year 2000 problem; (12) Medicare Program; (13) Supplemental Income Security program; (14) Department of Agriculture's farm loan programs; (15) Department of Housing and Urban Development; (16) Department of Energy's and National Aeronautics and Space Administration's contract management; (17) Superfund Program; and (18) 2000 decennial census.

Below are the reports in this series:

High-Risk Series: An Overview HR-97-1, Feb 1, 1997

High-Risk Series: Quick Reference Guide HR-97-2, Feb 1, 1997

High-Risk Series: Defense Financial Management HR-97-3, Feb 1, 1997

High-Risk Series: Defense Contract Management HR-97-4, Feb 1, 1997

High-Risk Series: Defense Inventory Management HR-97-5, Feb 1, 1997

High-Risk Series: Defense Weapon Systems Acquisition HR-97-6, Feb 1, 1997

High-Risk Series: Defense Infrastructure HR-97-7, Feb 1, 1997

High-Risk Series: IRS Management HR-97-8, Feb 1, 1997

High-Risk Series: Information Management and Technology HR-97-9, Feb 1, 1997

High-Risk Series: Medicare HR-97-10, Feb 1, 1997

High-Risk Series: Student Financial Aid HR-97-11, Feb 1, 1997

High-Risk Series: Department of Housing and Urban Development HR-97-12, Feb 1, 1997

High-Risk Series: Department of Energy Contract Management HR-97-13, Feb 1, 1997

High-Risk Series: Superfund Program Management HR-97-14, Feb 1, 1997

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