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U.S. Territories: Coordinated Federal Approach Needed to Better Address Data Gaps

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Office of Management and Budget The Director of OMB should ensure that the Chief Statistician develops a coordinated, government-wide approach for federal statistical agencies to use, in consultation with the U.S. territories and other stakeholders, to examine the costs, benefits, and feasibility of including territories in statistical products and, as appropriate, identify ways to address any data gaps.
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Single Audits: Improving Federal Audit Clearinghouse Information and Usability Could Strengthen Federal Award Oversight

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Office of Management and Budget The Director of OMB should work with the Administrator of GSA to establish formal guidance implementing an annual process for each of the federal agencies to collect and report to GSA a list of its federal award recipients that should have submitted a single audit report and did not and to then communicate the guidance to federal agencies for single audits in 2024 and beyond. (Recommendation 6)
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Single Audits: Improving Federal Audit Clearinghouse Information and Usability Could Strengthen Federal Award Oversight

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Office of Management and Budget The Director of OMB should, after consultation with federal agencies, implement the government-wide single audit quality review by naming a federal agency to lead the review as required by the Uniform Guidance. (Recommendation 4)
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Office of Management and Budget The Director of OMB should work with GSA and agency key management single audit liaisons to develop a strategy to use FAC data to identify government-wide risks to federal award funds, such as single audit reports that contain findings that are severe or have remained unresolved for multiple years. This strategy should include steps to analyze and respond to significant risks identified. (Recommendation 10)
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Office of Management and Budget The Director of OMB should work with the Administrator of GSA to develop a method for determining federal award recipients that did not submit a single audit report but should have based on their combined funds received from multiple federal agencies and communicate this method to federal awarding agencies. (Recommendation 7)
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Office of Management and Budget The Director of OMB should ensure that each of the federal agencies responsible for single audit oversight (cognizant and oversight agencies for audit) collects and reports to GSA a list of the recipients of its federal awards that should have submitted a single audit report for audit year 2023 and did not. (Recommendation 5)
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Office of Management and Budget The Director of OMB should consult with federal agencies, CIGIE, and relevant OIGs to discuss methods to help ensure that single audit report reviewers are verifying that the information in a single audit report aligns with the summary information entered on the FAC data collection form. These methods could include adding a procedure to conduct a final quality check in CIGIE's Guide for Desk Reviews of Single Audit Reports. (Recommendation 9)
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Cybersecurity: Implementation of Executive Order Requirements is Essential to Address Key Actions

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Office of Management and Budget The Director of OMB should demonstrate that the office has conducted, with pertinent federal agencies, cost analyses for the implementation of recommendations related to the sharing of threat information, as defined in the order. (Recommendation 3)
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Office of Management and Budget The Director of OMB should demonstrate that the office has coordinated with pertinent federal agencies regarding resourcing needs for the implementation of an endpoint detection and response capability, as defined in the order. (Recommendation 4)
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Office of Management and Budget The Director of OMB should demonstrate that the office has coordinated with pertinent federal agencies regarding resourcing needs for logging, log retention, and log management capabilities, as defined in the order. (Recommendation 5)
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