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Open Recommendations

COVID-19: Federal Air Marshal Service Should Document Its Response to Cases and Facilitate Access to Testing

GAO-21-595
Jun 23, 2021
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2 Open Recommendations
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Office of Law Enforcement - Federal Air Marshal Service The Executive Assistant Administrator/Director of FAMS should ensure that FAMS officials consistently document steps taken to implement agency protocols following identification of employees with COVID-19. (Recommendation 1)
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Office of Law Enforcement - Federal Air Marshal Service The Executive Assistant Administrator/Director of FAMS should routinely facilitate employee access to COVID-19 testing. (Recommendation 2)
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COVID-19: TSA Could Better Monitor Its Efforts to Reduce Infectious Disease Spread at Checkpoints

GAO-21-364
Jun 14, 2021
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Transportation Security Administration The TSA Administrator should take steps to ensure more complete monitoring of TSO implementation of measures to reduce the spread of infectious diseases at screening checkpoints. (Recommendation 1)
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.
Transportation Security Administration The TSA Administrator should take steps to analyze available data related to the implementation of its COVID-19 measures to identify patterns of successes and failures across all airports, and use its findings to share lessons learned and remediate any deficiencies. (Recommendation 2)
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Homeland Security: DHS Needs to Fully Implement Key Practices in Acquiring Biometric Identity Management System

GAO-21-386
Jun 08, 2021
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Department of Homeland Security The Secretary of DHS should direct the Chief Information Officer to update existing policy to reflect the processes that should be used to address each of the TechStat requirements. (Recommendation 1)
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Department of Homeland Security The Secretary of DHS should direct the OBIM Director to ensure that the HART program keeps records of its discussions related to risk mitigation, including the resources needed for risk handling activities. (Recommendation 2)
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Department of Homeland Security The Secretary of DHS should direct the OBIM Director to ensure that the HART program's risk owners maintain accurate and current status updates for each risk mitigation plan in the risk register. (Recommendation 3)
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Department of Homeland Security The Secretary of DHS should direct the OBIM Director to ensure that the HART program office fully reviews and approves or rejects contractor deliverables prior to working on the next system release. (Recommendation 4)
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Department of Homeland Security The Secretary of DHS should direct the OBIM Director to ensure that, moving forward, the HART program tracks and monitors all of its costs, including government labor costs. (Recommendation 5)
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Department of Homeland Security The Secretary of DHS should direct the OBIM Director to ensure that the HART program defines the extent to which it should be interacting with each of its stakeholders throughout the acquisition process, and, once established, monitors stakeholder involvement against that defined level of involvement. (Recommendation 6)
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Puerto Rico Recovery: FEMA Made Progress in Approving Projects, But Should Identify and Assess Risks to the Recovery

GAO-21-264
May 19, 2021
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2 Open Recommendations
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Federal Emergency Management Agency The FEMA administrator should, in coordination with the Government of Puerto Rico and relevant federal agencies, identify and assess the risks to the remainder of Puerto Rico's recovery, including internal and external factors, such as Puerto Rico's capacity to carry out projects. (Recommendation 1)
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.
Federal Emergency Management Agency The FEMA administrator should, in coordination with the Government of Puerto Rico and relevant federal agencies, identify potential actions to manage the risks to the remainder of Puerto Rico's recovery and continuously monitor risks. (Recommendation 2)
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.
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