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Open Recommendations

Facial Recognition Technology: Federal Law Enforcement Agencies Should Better Assess Privacy and Other Risks

GAO-21-518
Jun 29, 2021
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26 Open Recommendations
Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives The Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives should implement a mechanism to track what non-federal systems with facial recognition technology are used by employees to support investigative activities. (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.
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives The Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives should, after implementing a mechanism to track non-federal systems, assess the risks of using such systems, including privacy and accuracy-related 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.
Drug Enforcement Administration The Administrator for the Drug Enforcement Administration should implement a mechanism to track what non-federal systems with facial recognition technology are used by employees to support investigative activities. (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.
Drug Enforcement Administration The Administrator for the Drug Enforcement Administration should, after implementing a mechanism to track non-federal systems, assess the risks of using such systems, including privacy and accuracy-related risks. (Recommendation 4)
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.
Federal Bureau of Investigation The Director of the FBI should implement a mechanism to track what non-federal systems with facial recognition technology are used by employees to support investigative activities. (Recommendation 5)
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.
Federal Bureau of Investigation The Director of the FBI should, after implementing a mechanism to track non-federal systems, assess the risks of using such systems, including privacy and accuracy-related risks. (Recommendation 6)
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

Native American Cultural Resources: Improved Information Could Enhance Agencies' Efforts to Analyze and Respond to Risks of Theft and Damage

GAO-21-110
Apr 05, 2021
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7 Open Recommendations
Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Department of Agriculture The Secretary of Agriculture should direct the Chief of the Forest Service to take steps to identify and obtain the information needed to target its efforts for analyzing and addressing risks to Native American cultural resources and share any promising practices with the Departmental Consulting Archeologist. (Recommendation 1)
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As of April 2021, we are following up on this recommendation and will update it when we receive information.
Department of Defense The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works should direct the Chief of Engineers and the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to take steps to identify and obtain the information needed to target its efforts for analyzing and addressing risks to Native American cultural resources and share any promising practices with the Departmental Consulting Archeologist. (Recommendation 2)
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As of April 2021, we are following up on this recommendation and will update it when we receive information.
Tennessee Valley Authority The Chief Executive Officer of the TVA should take steps to identify and obtain the information it needs to take steps to identify and obtain the information needed to target its efforts for analyzing and addressing risks to Native American cultural resources and share any promising practices with the Departmental Consulting Archeologist. (Recommendation 3)
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As of April 2021, we are following up on this recommendation and will update it when we receive information.
Department of the Interior The Secretary of the Interior should direct the Director of BIA to take steps to identify and obtain the information needed to target its efforts for analyzing and addressing risks to Native American cultural resources and share any promising practices with the Departmental Consulting Archeologist. (Recommendation 4)
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As of April 2021, we are following up on this recommendation and will update it when we receive information.
Department of the Interior The Secretary of the Interior should direct the Director of BLM to take steps to identify and obtain the information needed to target its efforts for analyzing and addressing risks to Native American cultural resources and share any promising practices with the Departmental Consulting Archeologist. (Recommendation 5)
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As of April 2021, we are following up on this recommendation and will update it when we receive information.
Department of the Interior The Secretary of the Interior should direct the Director of FWS to take steps to identify and obtain the information needed to target its efforts for analyzing and addressing risks to Native American cultural resources and share any promising practices with the Departmental Consulting Archeologist. (Recommendation 6)
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As of April 2021, we are following up on this recommendation and will update it when we receive information.

Juvenile Justice Grants: The Office of Justice Programs Could Improve the Quality of a Key Fraud Control

GAO-21-302
Mar 31, 2021
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3 Open Recommendations
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Office of Justice Programs The Director of the Office of Audit, Assessment, and Management should document any changes to the GAT data sources and scoring processes resulting from OJP's ongoing review of GAT data extract and workflow processes. (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.
Office of Justice Programs The Director of the Office of Audit, Assessment, and Management should document the GAT scoring and quality assurance processes developed for subaward-related risk criteria within the JustGrants system. (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.
Office of Justice Programs The Director of the Office of Audit, Assessment, and Management should document the GAT quality assurance processes for both new and existing GAT risk criteria within the JustGrants system, to include requirements associated with manual scoring changes. (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.

Firearms Trafficking: U.S. Efforts to Disrupt Gun Smuggling into Mexico Would Benefit from Additional Data and Analysis

GAO-21-322
Mar 24, 2021
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8 Open Recommendations
Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives The Director of ATF, working with State, should establish time frames for outreach to, and training for, Mexican agencies to encourage and facilitate additional submissions of information about recovered firearms to ATF for tracing. (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.
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives The Director of ATF should analyze additional information--for example, data about U.S.-sourced firearms intended for Mexico but seized in the United States--to supplement its existing analysis identifying trends related to the illegal diversion of firearms and the trafficking of these firearms to Mexico. (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.
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives The Director of ATF, working with ICE, should identify a mechanism for sharing aggregated information with HSI about firearms recovered in Mexico and traced to the United States. (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.
United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement The Director of ICE should ensure that HSI analyzes additional information--for example, data that ATF shares about U.S.-sourced firearms recovered in Mexico--to supplement its existing analysis identifying smuggling trends and patterns. (Recommendation 4)
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives The Director of ATF, in consultation with relevant agencies, should develop performance measures to assess the results of ATF's efforts to investigate the trafficking of U.S.-sourced firearms to Mexico. (Recommendation 5)
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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 ensure that HSI, in consultation with relevant agencies, develops performance measures to assess the results of its efforts to investigate firearms smuggling into Mexico. (Recommendation 6)
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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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