The Government Accountability Office has released a list of urgent issues that will face the Obama administration. The GAO will also release a set of reports examining the options that policymakers have in addressing such issues as climate change, energy, domestic infrastructure and Medicare. A preview of the report, to be entitled “Addressing Climate Change,” states that it “will discuss policy options and the associated trade-offs involving economic effects, international cooperation, energy production and consumption, and effects on the environment.” The report is scheduled to be released in May.

To view the subjects of the upcoming policy papers go to: http://www.gao.gov/transition_2009/policy/