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The following are the GAO reports published in 2021 that are discussed in this wiki (in reverse chronological order). Those reports that have already been summarized are in blue; those that have not yet been summarized are in red.

[NOTE: GAO Reports are often updated; many are updated multiple times. The links below are to the most recent version of the Report.]

December[]

  • Space Command and Control: Opportunities Exist to Enhance Annual Reporting (GAO-22-104685) (Dec. 22, 2021).
  • Open Data: Additional Action Required for Full Public Access (GAO-22-104574) (Dec. 16, 2021) (full-text).
  • DHS Privacy: Selected Component Agencies Generally Provided Oversight of Contractors, but Further Actions Are Needed to Address Gaps (GAO-22-104144) (Dec. 16, 2021).
  • Information Technology: Digital Service Programs Need to Consistently Coordinate on Developing Guidance for Agencies (GAO-22-104492) (Dec 10, 2021).
  • Defense Contractor Cybersecurity: Stakeholder Communication and Performance Goals Could Improve Certification Framework (GAO-22-104679) (Dec. 8, 2021).
  • Cybersecurity: NIH Needs to Take Further Actions to Resolve Control Deficiencies and Improve Its Program (GAO-22-104467) (Dec. 7, 2021).
  • Cybersecurity: Federal Actions Urgently Needed to Better Protect the Nation's Critical Infrastructure (GAO-22-105530) (Dec. 2, 2021).
  • NASA: Lessons from Ongoing Major Projects Can Inform Management of Future Space Telescopes (GAO-22-105555) (Dec 1, 2021).

November[]

October[]

  • U.S. Agency for Global Media: Additional Actions Needed to Improve Oversight of Broadcasting Networks (GAO-22-104017) (Oct. 27, 2021).
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection: Education Should Take Additional Steps to Help Protect K-12 Schools from Cyber Threats (GAO-22-105024) (Oct. 13, 2021).

September[]

  • High-Performance Computing: Advances Made Towards Implementing the National Strategy, but Better Reporting and a More Detailed Plan Are Needed (GAO-21-104500) (Sept. 30, 2021).
  • COVID-19: Selected Agencies Overcame Technology Challenges to Support Telework but Need to Fully Assess Security Controls (GAO-21-583) (Sept, 30, 2021).
  • Aircraft Noise: FAA Could Improve Outreach Through Enhanced Noise Metrics Communication, and Support to Communities (GAO-21-103933) (Sept. 28, 2021).
  • Broadband: FCC is Taking Steps to Accurately Map Locations That Lack Access (GAO-21-104447) (Sept. 28, 2021).
  • GSA Online Marketplaces: Plans to Measure Progress and Monitor Data Protection Efforts Need Further Development (GAO-21-104572) (Sept 28, 2021).
  • Electricity Grid Resilience (GAO-21-105403) (Sept. 20, 2021).
  • Electronic Health Records: DOD Has Made Progress in Implementing a New System, but Challenges Persist (GAO-21-571)

(Sept. 20, 2021).

  • Exposure Notification: Benefits and Challenges of Smartphone Applications to Augment Contact Tracing (GAO-21-104622) (Sept. 9, 2021).

August[]

July[]

  • FY2022 Electronic Warfare Funding Trends, CRS Insight (July 21, 2021).
  • Overview of Department of Defense Use of the Electromagnetic Spectrum (updated July 16, 2021).

June[]

  • Software Development: DOD Faces Risks and Challenges in Implementing Modern Approaches and Addressing Cybersecurity Practices (GAO-21-351) (June 23, 2021).
  • Sex Trafficking: Online Platforms and Federal Prosecutions (GAO-21-385) (June 21, 2021).
  • Defense Cybersecurity: Defense Logistics Agency Needs to Address Risk Management Deficiencies in Inventory Systems (GAO-21-278) (June 21, 2021).
  • Commercial Space Transportation: FAA Continues to Update Regulations and Faces Challenges to Overseeing an Evolving Industry (GAO-21-105268) (June 16, 2021).
  • Homeland Security:DHS Needs to Fully Implement Key Practices in Acquiring Biometric Identity Management System (GAO-21-386) (June 8, 2021).
  • Science & Tech Spotlight: Digital Vaccine Credentials (GAO-21-534SP) (June 3, 2021).

May[]

April[]

March[]

  • High-Risk Series: Federal Government Needs to Urgently Pursue Critical Actions to Address Major Cybersecurity Challenges (GAO-21-288) (Mar. 24, 2021).
  • Freedom of Information Act: Actions Needed to Improve Agency Compliance with Proactive Disclosure Requirements (GAO-21-254) (Mar. 10, 2021).
  • Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency: Actions Needed to Ensure Organizational Changes Result in More Effective Cybersecurity for Our Nation (GAO-21-236) (Mar. 10, 2021).
  • Weapon Systems Cybersecurity" Guidance Would Help DOD Programs Better Communicate Requirements to Contractors (GAO-21-179) (Mar. 04, 2021).
  • Data Center Optimization: Agencies Report Progress and Billions Saved, but OMB Needs to Improve Its Utilization Guidance (GAO-21-212) (Mar. 04, 2021).
  • Aviation Security Technology: TSA Lacks Outcome-oriented Performance Measures and Data to Help Reach Objectives to Diversify its Marketplace (GAO-21-146) (Mar. 03, 2021).

February[]

  • Department of Energy: Improved Performance Planning Could Strengthen Technology Transfer (GAO-21-202) (Feb. 1, 2021).

January[]

  • Cyber Diplomacy: State Should Use Data and Evidence to Justify Its Proposal for a New Bureau of Cyberspace Security and Emerging Technologies (GAO-21-266R) (Jan. 28, 2021).
  • Telecommunications: FCC Has Implemented the Lifeline National Verifier but Should Improve Consumer Awareness and Experience (GAO-21-235) (Jan. 28, 2021).
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems: FAA Could Strengthen Its Implementation of a Drone Traffic Management System by Improving Communication and Measuring Performance (GAO-21-165) (Jan. 28, 2021).
  • Freedom of Information Act: Update on Federal Agencies' Use of Exemption Statutes (GAO-21-148) (Jan. 12, 2021).
  • Electronic Health Records: VA Has Made Progress in Preparing for New System, but Subsequent Test Findings Will Need to Be Addressed (GAO-21-224) (Feb. 11, 2021).

Other GAO Reports[]

The following entries list GAO Reports in chronological order by year:

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