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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Department of Defense's (DOD) environmental compliance projects funded as construction or repair; (2) DOD's criteria for determining which appropriation account is used for programming funds; (3) the process for programming funds; and (4) reporting on future funding requirements.

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Recommendations for Executive Action

Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Department of Defense 1. To improve the specificity of its reporting, the Secretary of Defense should direct the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Environmental Security to revise the DOD annual report to Congress to: (1) identify all proposed construction and repair projects over $300,000 for all services; and (2) include the funding sources for them.
Closed - Implemented
DOD concurred with the recommendation. DOD's annual reports now identify projects over $300,000 by service and funding source for all but the Navy. DOD is working with the Navy to also obtain breakdowns of its data.

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