The Government Accountability Office (GAO) today published a list of 13 "urgent issues" facing President-elect Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaReport: FCC chair to push for complete repeal of net neutrality Right way and wrong way Keystone XL pipeline clears major hurdle despite recent leak MORE and the Democratic Congress during Obama's transition into the White House and his first year in office.

The GAO also launched a transition website aimed at making Obama's transition "an informed and smooth one across the federal government." The site lists agency-by-agency issues, money-saving opportunities, management challenges, and a long-term fiscal outlook for the federal government.

The "urgent issues" published today are as follows:

  • Caring for Service Members

  • Defense Readiness

  • Defense Spending

  • Food Safety

  • Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan

  • Oversight of Financial Institutions and Markets

  • Preparing for Large-Scale Health Emergencies

  • Protecting the Homeland

  • Public Diplomacy and International Broadcasting

  • Retirement of the Space Shuttle

  • Surface Transportation

  • The 2010 Census

  • Transition to Digital TV