The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on high-containment laboratories, in response to concerns raised over safety lapses in federal laboratories in 2014 and 2015, finding that most of the eight departments and 15 agencies reviewed had policies that were not comprehensive. Specifically, policies at five departments and nine agencies were not comprehensive because they did not contain all six elements that the GAO identified as key for managing biological agents in high-containment laboratories. Those elements are incident reporting, roles and responsibilities, training, inventory control, inspections and requiring adherence to or referencing leading laboratory safety guidance. Three of the eight departments and five of the 15 agencies did not have policies. In addition, as of December 2015, two departments and five agencies did not have up-to-date policies.