2017 High Risk List – Management of Programs that Serve Indian Tribes and Their Members (video)

Posted on February 16, 2017

This year, we added management of programs that serve Indian tribes and their members to our High Risk List—our biennial report highlighting areas particularly susceptible to fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, or needing a fundamental transformation.

The United States has a unique responsibility to protect and support Indian tribes and their members. But for a decade, multiple oversight organizations—including GAO—have raised concerns that the federal government is ineffectively managing programs intended to serve them.

Watch Melissa Emrey-Arras, a director in our Education, Workforce, and Income Security team, explain why we added management of such programs that serve tribes and their members to our latest High Risk List.

High Risk: Programs That Serve Tribes and Their Members

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As part of GAO's High Risk series, Melissa Emrey-Arras, a director in GAO's Education, Workforce, and Income Security team, describes why GAO put improving federal management of programs that serve tribes and their members on its list of programs at high risk for waste, fraud, abuse or mismanagement.
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