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    Subject Term: "Industrial engineering"

    2 publications with a total of 4 open recommendations
    Director: Anne-Marie Fennell
    Phone: (202) 512-3841

    3 open recommendations
    Recommendation: The Secretary of the Army should direct the Chief of Engineers and the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to systematically review data on municipal and industrial water storage agreements stored within the OMBIL system and correct errors, as appropriate, to ensure that the data are accurate and complete.

    Agency: Department of Defense: Department of the Army
    Status: Open

    Comments: In a November 2017 letter, the Department of Defense stated that its written comments to the July 2017 report had not changed. Specifically, the Department concurred with the recommendation and stated the Corps will perform a systematic review of storage and cost data in the Operations and Maintenance Business Information Link (OMBIL) system pertaining to municipal and industrial water supply storage agreements. We will provide updates when the agency takes action.
    Recommendation: The Secretary of the Army should direct the Chief of Engineers and the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to develop policy and implementing guidance directing staff to conduct systematic reviews of M&I water storage agreement data in OMBIL.

    Agency: Department of Defense: Department of the Army
    Status: Open

    Comments: In a November 2017 letter, the Department of Defense stated that its written comments to the July 2017 report had not changed. Specifically, the Department concurred with the recommendation and stated the Corps will develop policy and implementing guidance to conduct systematic reviews of municipal and industrial water supply storage agreement data in OMBIL. We will provide updates when the agency takes action.
    Recommendation: The Secretary of the Army should direct the Chief of Engineers and the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to collect and analyze data on the length of time it takes to complete the reallocation process.

    Agency: Department of Defense: Department of the Army
    Status: Open

    Comments: In a November 2017 letter, the Department of Defense stated that its written comments to the July 2017 report had not changed. Specifically, the Department concurred with the recommendation and stated the Corps will collect and summarize data starting with ongoing reallocation studies to determine the length of time it takes to complete a reallocation study. The Corps will collect data on when funding began and when the report was approved. Additionally, the Corps will examine a representative sample of projects to determine what factors impacted the time to complete the studies, and the Corps will track and maintain the amount of time to complete a study within OMBIL. We will provide updates when the agency takes action.
    Director: Mccool, Thomas J
    Phone: (202)512-8678

    1 open recommendations
    Recommendation: In developing legislation for a national reporting system for the biological laboratory community, Congress may wish to consider provisions for the agency it designates as responsible for the system to take into account the following in design and implementation: (1) including stakeholders in setting system goals; (2) assessing labs' organizational culture to guide design and implementation decisions; (3) making reporting voluntary, with open-reporting formats that allow workers to report events in their own words and that can be submitted by all workers in a variety of modes (Web or postal), with the option to report to either an internal or external entity; (4) incorporating strong reporter protections, data deidentification measures, and other incentives for reporting; (5) developing feedback mechanisms and an industry-level entity for disseminating safety data and safety recommendations across the lab community; and (6) ensuring ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the safety reporting system and safety culture.

    Agency: Congress
    Status: Open

    Comments: Congress has not taken action on this recommendation.