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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.]








  • 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).




  • 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).


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


  • 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: