Status of Actions Taken to Reduce Duplication, Overlap, and Fragmentation, Save Tax Dollars, and Enhance Revenue
February 28, 2012
GAO's specific assessment of progress as of February 10, 2012, showed that 4 (or 5 percent) of the 81 areas GAO identified were addressed; 60 (or 74 percent) were partially addressed; and 17 (or 21 percent) were not addressed. Enclosure I presents GAO's assessment of the overall progress made in each area. GAO applied the following criteria in making these overall assessments for the 81 areas. We determined that an area was:
- "addressed" if all actions needed in that area were addressed;
- "partially addressed" if at least one action needed in that area showed some progress toward implementation, but not all actions were addressed; and
- "not addressed" if none of the actions needed in that area were addressed.
As of February 10, 2012, the majority of 176 actions needed within the 81 areas identified by GAO have been partially addressed. Specifically, 23 (or 13 percent) were addressed4; 99 (or 56 percent) were partially addressed; 54 (or 31 percent) were not addressed.