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Open Recommendations (5 total)

Countering Violent Extremism: FBI and DHS Need Strategies and Goals for Sharing Threat Information with Social Media and Gaming Companies

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Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Federal Bureau of Investigation The Director of the FBI should develop a strategy and goals for sharing information related to domestic violent extremism with social media and gaming companies. (Recommendation 1)
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

Domestic Terrorism: Further Actions Needed to Strengthen FBI and DHS Collaboration to Counter Threats

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Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Federal Bureau of Investigation The Director of the FBI should, in coordination with the DHS Undersecretary for Intelligence and Analysis, report domestic terrorism incident data from both agencies in response to the annual update requirement in the NDAA for fiscal year 2020. (Recommendation 1)
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information..
Federal Bureau of Investigation The Director of the FBI should, in collaboration with the DHS Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, implement a process to periodically evaluate the effectiveness of collaborative practices to identify and counter domestic terrorism threats. (Recommendation 3)
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.
Federal Bureau of Investigation The Director of the FBI should, in collaboration with the DHS Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, assess existing formal agreements to determine if they fully articulate a joint process for working together to counter domestic terrorism threats and sharing relevant domestic terrorism-related information and update and revise accordingly. (Recommendation 5)
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

Facial Recognition Technology: Federal Law Enforcement Agencies Should Better Assess Privacy and Other Risks

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Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Federal Bureau of Investigation The Director of the FBI should, after implementing a mechanism to track non-federal systems, assess the risks of using such systems, including privacy and accuracy-related risks. (Recommendation 6)
Open – Partially Addressed
In April 2024, FBI officials told us the agency has multiple processes to assess the risks of the facial recognition technology it uses, including non-federal systems. The FBI further said it has completed and continues to complete these processes for its use of non-federal FRT as such systems and use cases arise. However, our September 2023 report (GAO-23-105607) found that the FBI did not always complete these processes for the non-federal systems it uses. For instance, the FBI completed a Privacy Threshold Analysis for the use of a facial recognition service by one of its divisions. However, we found the FBI did not complete a PTA for a different service that it used. Until the FBI provides evidence that it has assessed the risks for the non-federal systems it uses, we will consider this recommendation as partially addressed.