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As of January 31, 2023, there are 4840 open recommendations that still need to be addressed. 471 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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Freedom of Information Act: Agencies Are Implementing Requirements but Additional Actions Are Needed

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American Battle Monuments Commission The Secretary of the American Battle Monuments Commission should designate a chief FOIA officer at the assistant secretary level or equivalent. (Recommendation 1)
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American Battle Monument Commission (ABMC) officials stated they are working to implement GAO's recommendations by the end of fiscal year 2021. As of September 2022 ABMC has not provided GAO with documentation of implementation.

Management Report: Improvements Are Needed to Strengthen the American Battle Monuments Commission's Internal Controls and Accounting Procedures

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American Battle Monuments Commission The Commission should direct the appropriate officials to establish and implement written procedures for conducting all physical inventory counts of equipment. These procedures, at a minimum, should outline the processes for (1) planning and executing the physical inventory count and (2) analyzing and documenting the results.
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During our audit of the American Battle Monuments Commission's (ABMC) fiscal year 2011 financial statements, we found that ABMC had not performed independent physical inventory of equipment owned by ABMC at the various cemeteries across the world. We found that although ABMC had a policy to perform biennial physical inventory counts of all equipment over $500, this policy was not adhered to during fiscal year 2011. Further, the policy did not explain how to plan, execute, and analyze the results of an inventory count. As a result, we recommended that ABMC establish and implement written

American Battle Monuments Commission The Commission should direct the appropriate officials to establish a mechanism to monitor implementation of existing Commission policy to perform biennial physical inventory counts of all items of equipment with an obligated balance of $500 or more.
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During our audit of the American Battle Monuments Commission's (ABMC) fiscal year 2011 financial statements, we found that ABMC had not performed independent physical inventory of equipment it owned at the various cemeteries across the world. We found that although ABMC had a policy to perform biennial physical inventory counts of all equipment over $500, this policy was not adhered to during fiscal year 2011. As a result, we recommended that ABMC establish a mechanism to monitor the implementation of existing ABMC policy to perform biennial physical inventory counts of all items of equipment

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