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Priority Open Recommendations: Office of the Director of National Intelligence

GAO-24-107337 Published: Jun 17, 2024. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 2024.
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Each year, we make more than 1,000 recommendations to help the federal government save money, address issues on our High Risk List, and significantly improve government operations.

This letter to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence outlines 15 open recommendations that it should prioritize. These recommendations are intended to address management issues related to business functions and systems, facilities, workforce, and personnel vetting.

ODNI implemented 8 recommendations we identified as a priority last year. We regularly update priority recommendations here.

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What GAO Found

In June 2024, GAO identified 15 priority recommendations for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). These recommendations involve the following areas:

  • intelligence enterprise management;
  • infrastructure and facilities;
  • workforce management; and
  • personnel vetting

ODNI's continued attention to these issues could lead to significant improvements in government operations.

Why GAO Did This Study

Priority open recommendations are the GAO recommendations that warrant priority attention from heads of key departments or agencies because their implementation could save large amounts of money; improve congressional and/or executive branch decision-making on major issues; eliminate mismanagement, fraud, and abuse; or ensure that programs comply with laws and funds are legally spent, among other benefits. Since 2015 GAO has sent letters to selected agencies to highlight the importance of implementing such recommendations.

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