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Tribal Broadband: National Strategy and Coordination Framework Needed to Increase Access

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Executive Office of the President The Executive Office of the President, through the National Economic Council, should develop a national strategy with clear roles, goals, and performance measures for closing the gap in broadband access on tribal lands as part of a broader national broadband strategy. (Recommendation 1)
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Broadband: National Strategy Needed to Guide Federal Efforts to Reduce Digital Divide

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Executive Office of the President Executive Office of the President, through NEC, should develop and implement a national broadband strategy with clear roles, goals, objectives, and performance measures to support better management of fragmented, overlapping federal broadband programs and synchronize coordination efforts. This strategy may identify key statutory provisions that limit program alignment and offer legislative proposals to address the limitations. (Recommendation 3)
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Climate Change: Information on Potential Economic Effects Could Help Guide Federal Efforts to Reduce Fiscal Exposure

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Executive Office of the President The appropriate entities within the Executive Office of the President, including the Council on Environmental Quality, Office and Management and Budget, and Office of Science and Technology Policy, should use information on the potential economic effects of climate change to help identify significant climate risks facing the federal government and craft appropriate federal responses. Such responses could include establishing a strategy to identify, prioritize, and guide federal investments to enhance resilience against future disasters. (Recommendation 1)
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As of May 13, 2022, the Executive Office of the President has yet to take action on this recommendation.

Food Safety: A National Strategy Is Needed to Address Fragmentation in Federal Oversight

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Executive Office of the President To guide the nation's efforts to improve the federal food safety oversight system and address ongoing fragmentation, the appropriate entities within the EOP should, in consultation with relevant federal agencies and other stakeholders, develop a national strategy that states the purpose of the strategy, establishes high-level sustained leadership, identifies resource requirements, monitors progress, and identifies short- and long-term actions to improve the food safety oversight system.
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As of December 2022, the Executive Office of the President had not acted on our recommendation. In December 2022, OMB told us they had no plans to create a government-wide national strategy for food safety.

Climate Information: A National System Could Help Federal, State, Local, and Private Sector Decision Makers Use Climate Information

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Executive Office of the President To help federal, state, local, and private sector decision makers access and use the best available climate information, the Executive Office of the President should designate a federal entity to develop and periodically update a set of authoritative climate change observations and projections for use in federal decision making, which state, local, and private sector decision makers could also access to obtain the best available climate information.
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As of April 2022, the Executive Office of the President has yet to take action in response to this recommendation.

Executive Office of the President To help federal, state, local, and private sector decision makers access and use the best available climate information, the Executive Office of the President should designate a federal entity to create a national climate information system with defined roles for federal agencies and nonfederal entities with existing statutory authority.
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As of April 2022, the Executive Office of the President has yet to take action in response to this recommendation.

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