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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined whether the budget for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) properly reflected the funds applied to management support agencies and activities (MSA).

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Recommendations for Executive Action

Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Department of Defense 1. While DOD has taken some steps toward meeting the congressional conferees' mandate that DOD clearly describe and justify the programs and budgets of all MSA, the Secretary of Defense should develop uniform agencywide MSA criteria and a definition before the next budget submission.
Closed - Implemented
DOD agreed with the recommendation and implemented it.

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