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GAO’s new high-risk report says there has been only “limited progress” overall in most of those three dozen problematic areas over the last two years, but it did find improvements in several areas related to the federal workplace and did drop one—DoD support and infrastructure management—from the list.

It cited DoD actions including reduction of excess or underutilized property, reducing base support costs, more efficiently using space, reducing leasing costs and improving the quality of its data on its real property.

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The report meanwhile upgraded its ratings of progress on government-wide personnel security processes, citing actions to reduce the backlog of investigations and to transfer the legacy IT systems that support the background investigation process from OPM to DoD; and management of federal real property in general, citing GSA actions to reduce its reliance on costly leases, improved monitoring efforts, and demonstrated quantifiable improvements in leasing amounts and costs.

GAO also cited progress in DoD financial and contract management, acquisition management at NASA, contract and project management at Energy, and managing risks and improving health care at the VA.

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