Law Enforcement Body Armor:

Status of DOJ's Efforts to Address GAO Recommendations

GAO-14-610R: Published: May 14, 2014. Publicly Released: May 14, 2014.

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What GAO Found

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has taken action to address all five of the recommendations GAO made in February 2012--see GAO-12-353--and GAO considers all five to be closed as implemented. Specifically, DOJ has (1) deobligated undisbursed funds from grants whose terms have ended, (2) expanded information available to grantees on documentation retention requirements, (3) ensured consistency in the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program and the Bulletproof Vest Partnership program body armor requirements, (4) documented pertinent monitoring procedures, and (5) tracked JAG grantees' stab-resistant body armor purchases.

Why GAO Did This Study

GAO was asked to report on the status of recommendations it made in February 2012 to support congressional oversight at a hearing sponsored by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

What GAO Recommends

GAO is not making any new recommendations.

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