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China: Efforts Underway to Address Technology Transfer Risk at U.S. Universities, but ICE Could Improve Related Data

GAO-23-106114
Nov 15, 2022
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United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement The Director of ICE should establish milestones for completing the assessment required by NSPM-33 section 4(d)(ii). (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.
United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement The Director of ICE should take steps to improve employer information in SEVIS or otherwise update the records of foreign students approved for OPT as appropriate. (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.

Economic and Commercial Diplomacy: State and Commerce Could Build on Efforts to Improve Coordination and Effectiveness

GAO-22-105860
Jun 09, 2022
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Department of State The Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary of State should indicate the methods the agencies will use to maintain an effective working relationship in their Memorandum of Understanding for the Partner Post Program. (Recommendation 1)
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Department of Commerce The Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary of State should indicate the methods the agencies will use to maintain an effective working relationship in their Memorandum of Understanding for the Partner Post Program. (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.
Department of State The Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary of State should clarify how Commerce and State will sustain program leadership over the long term, such as with succession planning, in their Memorandum of Understanding for the Partner Post Program. (Recommendation 2)
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Department of Commerce The Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary of State should clarify how Commerce and State will sustain program leadership over the long term, such as with succession planning, in their Memorandum of Understanding for the Partner Post Program. (Recommendation 2)
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Department of State The Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary of State should ensure Commerce and State articulate and agree to a process for making and enforcing program decisions in their Memorandum of Understanding for the Partner Post Program. (Recommendation 3)
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Department of Commerce The Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary of State should ensure Commerce and State articulate and agree to a process for making and enforcing program decisions in their Memorandum of Understanding for the Partner Post Program. (Recommendation 3)
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

International Development Association: Additional Information Sharing Could Enhance U.S. Treasury Oversight of Key Risks

GAO-22-104657
Jun 02, 2022
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Department of the Treasury The Secretary of the Treasury should direct the U.S. Executive Director of IDA to work with the other Executive Directors to request additional information underlying IDA's loan loss model—including key assumptions of the model and sensitivity analyses of model results—necessary to conduct oversight of IDA's financial sustainability. (Recommendation 1)
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Treasury concurred with this recommendation in its official comment letter included as an appendix in GAO-22-104657, published in June 2022. In this letter, Treasury stated that it would direct the U.S. Executive Director to convey this recommendation to the World Bank. The World Bank also provided a letter in which it acknowledged GAO's recommendations and the World Bank's commitment to work closely with Treasury and the other members of its Board of Directors to facilitate their understanding of the model IDA uses to estimate risks from potential borrower country defaults. The World Bank's letter is also included as an appendix in GAO-22-104657.
Department of the Treasury The Secretary of the Treasury should direct the U.S. Executive Director of IDA to work with other Executive Directors to request information from IDA on steps it is taking to account for uncertainty in certain debt data, such as incomplete information on loan terms and state-owned enterprise debt, as it measures the risks of borrowers defaulting. (Recommendation 2)
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Treasury concurred with this recommendation in its official comment letter included as an appendix in GAO-22-104657, published in June 2022. In this letter, Treasury stated that it would direct the U.S. Executive Director to convey this recommendation to the World Bank. The World Bank also provided a letter in which it acknowledged GAO's recommendations and the World Bank's commitment to work closely with Treasury and the other members of its Board of Directors to facilitate their understanding of the model IDA uses to estimate risks from potential borrower country defaults. The World Bank's letter is also included as an appendix in GAO-22-104657.

Global Food Security: Coordination of U.S. Assistance Can Be Improved

GAO-22-104612
Jun 01, 2022
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U.S. Agency for International Development The Administrator of USAID should ensure that the country coordinator at the U.S. mission in each GFSS target country takes steps to ensure that all relevant U.S. agencies are included in the planning and coordination of food security assistance. (Recommendation 1)
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USAID concurred with GAO's recommendation and stated that USAID will work with GFSS interagency country coordinators to ensure all relevant U.S. agencies are included in the planning and coordination of food security assistance. GAO continues to monitor agency actions related to this recommendation.
U.S. Agency for International Development The Administrator of USAID should work with other participants in the GFSS Interagency to establish a mechanism, such as a shared database, to ensure that each agency has ready access to information about the other agencies' current and planned U.S. global food security assistance. (Recommendation 2)
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USAID concurred with GAO's recommendation and stated that USAID will work with interagency partners to explore whether there are additional mechanisms that can be used to track planned global food security assistance. GAO continues to monitor agency actions related to this recommendation.
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