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Open Recommendations

Campaign Finance: Federal Framework, Agency Roles and Responsibilities, and Perspectives

GAO-20-66R
Feb 02, 2020
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2 Open Recommendations
Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Federal Election Commission The FEC, in consultation with DOJ, should review guidance addressing coordination with DOJ, to include the MOU, and once a quorum of commissioners is in place, update that guidance as appropriate based on the review. (Recommendation 1)
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Recommendation status is Open.

When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.
Office of the Attorney General The Attorney General, in consultation with the FEC, should review guidance addressing coordination with the FEC, to include the MOU, and once a quorum of commissioners is in place, update that guidance as appropriate based on the review. (Recommendation 2)
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Recommendation status is Open.

When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

Drug Control: Actions Needed to Ensure Usefulness of Data on Suspicious Opioid Orders

GAO-20-118
Jan 29, 2020
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4 Open Recommendations
Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Drug Enforcement Administration The DEA Administrator should develop and implement additional ways to use algorithms in analyzing ARCOS and other data to more proactively identify problematic drug transaction patterns. (Recommendation 1)
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Recommendation status is Open.

When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.
Drug Enforcement Administration The DEA Administrator, in coordination with the department-wide efforts on data strategy, should establish and document a data governance structure to ensure DEA is maximizing its management of industry-reported drug transaction data. (Recommendation 2)
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Recommendation status is Open.

When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.
Drug Enforcement Administration The DEA Administrator should establish outcome-oriented goals and associated measurable performance targets related to opioid diversion activities, using data it collects, to assess how the data it obtains and uses supports its diversion control activities. (Recommendation 3)
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Recommendation status is Open.

When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.
Drug Enforcement Administration The DEA Administrator, in consultation with industry stakeholders, should identify solutions to address the limitations of the ARCOS Enhanced Lookup Buyer Statistic Tool, to ensure registrants have the most useful information possible to assist them in identifying and reporting suspicious orders to DEA. (Recommendation 4)
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Recommendation status is Open.

When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

Counternarcotics: Treasury Reports Some Results from Designating Drug Kingpins, but Should Improve Information on Agencies' Expenditures

GAO-20-112
Jan 15, 2020
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2 Open Recommendations
Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Office of the Secretary The Secretary of the Treasury should ensure that the Office of Foreign Assets Control provides its partner agencies more specific guidance regarding Kingpin Act–related expenditure data to improve the consistency of data submitted by these agencies. This could include, for example, how agencies account for expenditures that support Kingpin Act investigations when they are not the lead and for what types of activities resource expenditure data are required. (Recommendation 1)
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Recommendation status is Open.

When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.
Office of the Secretary The Secretary of the Treasury should ensure that the Office of Foreign Assets Control discloses information about limitations in the consistency and reliability of the agency expenditure data in its annual reports to Congress. (Recommendation 2)
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Recommendation status is Open.

When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

Juvenile Justice Grants: DOJ Should Take Additional Actions to Strengthen Performance and Fraud Risk Management

GAO-20-202
Dec 18, 2019
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2 Open Recommendations
Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention The OJJDP Administrator should set performance targets for individual grant programs. (Recommendation 1)
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Recommendation status is Open.

When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.
Office of the Assistant Attorney General for Administration The Assistant Attorney General for Administration should ensure that future department-level fraud risk profiles (1) determine the department's fraud risk tolerance for DOJ grants—which include OJJDP grant programs, and (2) prioritize residual fraud risks based on an assessment against that tolerance, consistent with leading practices in GAO's Fraud Risk Framework. (Recommendation 2)
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Recommendation status is Open.

When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.