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As of February 1, 2023, there are 4825 open recommendations that still need to be addressed. 464 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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Trade-Based Money Laundering: U.S. Government Has Worked with Partners to Combat the Threat, but Could Strengthen Its Efforts

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Office of the Secretary for DHS The Secretary of Homeland Security should direct the Director of ICE to develop a performance monitoring framework for the TTU program that would enable the agency to systematically track program results and how effectively it is achieving the program's goals. (Recommendation 2)
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DHS has not yet implemented this recommendation. DHS did not concur with this recommendation, stating that it cannot access foreign case information or set targets for partner countries. GAO continues to believe that the recommendation is valid. As of April 2022, ICE released a new strategic plan for the TTU program entitled "Homeland Security Investigations Trade Transparency Unit Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2022-2027." The plan includes an objective focused on performance monitoring under "TTU strategic expansion" goal. GAO will continue to monitor the actions ICE may take to address the

Critical Infrastructure Protection: Additional Actions Needed to Identify Framework Adoption and Resulting Improvements

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Office of the Secretary for DHS The Secretary of Homeland Security should take steps to consult with respective sector partner(s), such as the SCC and NIST, as appropriate, to collect and report sector-wide improvements from use of the framework across its critical infrastructure sectors using existing initiatives. (Recommendation 8)
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In written comments, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) stated that it agreed with our recommendation. DHS does not yet have efforts underway to identify sector-wide improvements from use of the framework for the chemical; commercial facilities; communications; critical manufacturing; dams; emergency services; information technology; and nuclear reactors, materials, and waste sectors. Until the agency implements our recommendation to collect and report sector-wide improvements, it will not fully understand the value of the framework in protecting the sector from cyber threats. We will

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