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As of February 6, 2023, there are 4819 open recommendations that still need to be addressed. 463 of these are priority recommendations, those that we believe warrant priority attention. Learn more about our priority designation on our Recommendations page.

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Broadband Funding: Stronger Management of Performance and Fraud Risk Needed for Tribal and Public-Private Partnership Grants

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15 Open Recommendations
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National Telecommunications and Information Administration For TBCP, the Administrator of NTIA should establish performance goals and measures for all of the program's purposes—funding broadband use and adoption projects as well as funding broadband infrastructure deployment projects. (Recommendation 1)
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National Telecommunications and Information Administration For TBCP, the Administrator of NTIA should ensure the performance goal is quantifiable and measurable by defining broadband reliability and affordability. (Recommendation 2)
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National Telecommunications and Information Administration For TBCP, the Administrator of NTIA should designate a dedicated entity to lead fraud risk management activities for the program. (Recommendation 3)
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National Telecommunications and Information Administration For TBCP, the Administrator of NTIA should ensure that the dedicated entity identifies inherent fraud risks in the program. (Recommendation 4)
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National Telecommunications and Information Administration For TBCP, the Administrator of NTIA should ensure that the dedicated entity assesses the likelihood and impact of inherent fraud risks in the program. (Recommendation 5)
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National Telecommunications and Information Administration For TBCP, the Administrator of NTIA should ensure that the dedicated entity determines fraud risk tolerance for the program. (Recommendation 6)
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National Telecommunications and Information Administration For TBCP, the Administrator of NTIA should ensure that the dedicated entity examines the suitability of existing antifraud controls in the program and prioritizes residual fraud risks. (Recommendation 7)
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National Telecommunications and Information Administration For TBCP, the Administrator of NTIA should ensure that the dedicated entity documents the fraud risk profile for the program. (Recommendation 8)
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National Telecommunications and Information Administration For BIP, the Administrator of NTIA should ensure the performance goal is quantifiable and measurable by defining broadband affordability. (Recommendation 9)
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National Telecommunications and Information Administration For BIP, the Administrator of NTIA should designate a dedicated entity to lead fraud risk management activities for the program. (Recommendation 10)
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National Telecommunications and Information Administration For BIP, the Administrator of NTIA should ensure that the dedicated entity identifies inherent fraud risks in the program. (Recommendation 11)
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National Telecommunications and Information Administration For BIP, the Administrator of NTIA should ensure that the dedicated entity assesses the likelihood and impact of inherent fraud risks in the program. (Recommendation 12)
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National Telecommunications and Information Administration For BIP, the Administrator of NTIA should ensure that the dedicated entity determines fraud risk tolerance for the program. (Recommendation 13)
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National Telecommunications and Information Administration For BIP, the Administrator of NTIA should ensure that the dedicated entity examines the suitability of existing antifraud controls in the program and prioritizes residual fraud risks. (Recommendation 14)
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National Telecommunications and Information Administration For BIP, the Administrator of NTIA should ensure that the dedicated entity documents the fraud risk profile for the program. (Recommendation 15)
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Affordable Broadband: FCC Could Improve Performance Goals and Measures, Consumer Outreach, and Fraud Risk Management

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5 Open Recommendations
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Federal Communications Commission The Chair of FCC should ensure that ACP performance goals and measures align with key attributes of effective performance goals and measures. (Recommendation 1)
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Federal Communications Commission The Chair of FCC should revise the language translation process (for both "in-house" and contracted translations, as appropriate) for developing ACP non-English outreach materials to include the following steps: (1) develop a plan for designing and producing translated products; (2) incorporate review and quality assurance steps into the translation process and document completion of these steps during each process; (3) develop and test the products with others who represent the intended audience; and (4) update and finalize the products based on development and testing results. (Recommendation 2)
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Federal Communications Commission The Chair of FCC should develop a consumer outreach plan, which aligns with leading practices for consumer outreach planning, to educate eligible consumers about ACP. (Recommendation 3)
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Federal Communications Commission The Office of the Managing Director should develop and implement a process, with clearly defined responsibilities and sources of information on fraud risks, for conducting fraud risk assessments for ACP at regular intervals and when there are changes to the program or operating environment. (Recommendation 4)
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Federal Communications Commission The Office of the Managing Director should develop and implement an antifraud strategy for ACP that aligns with leading practices in the Fraud Risk Framework. These practices include documenting and communicating the program's activities for preventing, detecting, and responding to fraud and establishing roles and responsibilities of those involved in fraud risk management activities. (Recommendation 5)
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