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U.S. International Development Finance Corporation: Actions Needed to Improve Management of Defense Production Act Loan Program

2 Open Recommendations
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U.S. International Development Finance Corporation The CEO of DFC, in consultation with the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, should develop a plan to evaluate the overall effectiveness of the DPA Loan Program in achieving the program's goals, taking into account lessons learned from its operation so far. (Recommendation 1)

DFC did not concur with the recommendation. In May 2022, DFC stated that it continued to agree that evaluating the effectiveness of the program is important. However, DFC said it was not best positioned to make such an evaluation, instead asserting DOD and HHS were better positioned to do so. Nonetheless, DFC officials told us DFC was using informal conversations to share lessons learned from the DPA Loan Program with relevant agencies. As of August 2022, DFC reported no additional actions to implement the recommendation. GAO continues to believe this recommendation is valid and we will

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation The CEO of DFC should develop cost accounting methodologies for those operating and other costs to administer the DPA Loan Program that the agency has not yet established and include details of these costs and how they are calculated. (Recommendation 2)
Open – Partially Addressed

DFC concurred with this recommendation and in May 2022 reported taking steps to respond to it by hiring a cost accountant to develop the cost accounting methodologies. As of August 2022, DFC reported that it had developed a draft cost accounting methodology that had been provided to the agency's management for review and approval. DFC noted that, pending approval of the methodology, the agency anticipated being able to start processing reimbursements using the methodology early in fiscal year 2023.

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