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Weapon System Sustainment: DOD Identified Operating and Support Cost Growth but Needs to Improve the Consistency and Completeness of Information to Congress

GAO-24-107378
Feb 29, 2024
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1 Open Recommendations
Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should ensure the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, in coordination with CAPE and the military departments, develops and implements clarifying guidance about what independent cost estimate information to include in the sustainment review submissions to the congressional defense committees to ensure the military departments are consistently presenting sunk costs, the time frames for the independent cost estimates, the cost categories, and the effects of inflation in their critical O&S cost growth information. (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.

Sexual Harassment: Actions Needed to Improve Prevention Training for Federal Civilian Employees

GAO-24-106589
Feb 26, 2024
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14 Open Recommendations
Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Department of the Interior The Secretary of the Interior should develop and implement a plan to evaluate the department's required sexual harassment prevention training to identify needed improvements. The evaluation plan should include an assessment of training content and implementation to determine whether revisions are needed to better align with management practices to enhance the effectiveness of sexual harassment prevention training. (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 State should implement the department's plan to evaluate its required sexual harassment prevention training to identify needed improvements. The evaluation should also include an assessment of training content and implementation to determine whether revisions are needed to better align with management practices to enhance the effectiveness of sexual harassment prevention training. (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.
Environmental Protection Agency The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency should develop and implement a plan to evaluate the agency's required sexual harassment prevention training to identify needed improvements. The evaluation plan should include an assessment of training content and implementation to determine whether revisions are needed to better align with management practices to enhance the effectiveness of sexual harassment prevention training. (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.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation The Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation should develop and implement a plan to evaluate the agency's required sexual harassment prevention training to identify needed improvements. The evaluation plan should include an assessment of training content and implementation to determine whether revisions are needed to better align with management practices to enhance the effectiveness of sexual harassment prevention training. (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.
General Services Administration The Administrator of the General Services Administration should develop and implement a plan to evaluate the agency's required sexual harassment prevention training to identify needed improvements. The evaluation plan should include an assessment of training content and implementation to determine whether revisions are needed to better align with management practices to enhance the effectiveness of sexual harassment prevention training. (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 Securities and Exchange Commission The Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission should develop and implement a plan to evaluate the agency's required sexual harassment prevention training to identify needed improvements. The evaluation plan should include an assessment of training content and implementation to determine whether revisions are needed to better align with management practices to enhance the effectiveness of sexual harassment prevention training. (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.

DOD Intelligence: Actions Needed to Strengthen Program Oversight and Manage Risks

GAO-24-106190
Feb 13, 2024
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3 Open Recommendations
Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should ensure that DOD's Senior Intelligence Oversight Official improve the DOD intelligence oversight office's monitoring process for inspection recommendations. (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 Defense The Secretary of Defense should ensure that DOD's Senior Intelligence Oversight Official take steps to mitigate the risks of not conducting intelligence oversight inspections. (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.
Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should ensure that DOD's Senior Intelligence Oversight Official improves the DOD intelligence oversight office's topic assessment process by fully meeting all 22 standards that GAO identified for producing high-quality and credible reports. (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.

DOD Law of War Policies: Actions Needed to Ensure Proper Reporting and Retention of Alleged Violations

GAO-24-107217
Feb 13, 2024
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2 Open Recommendations
Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should ensure that the Commander, U.S. Africa Command, update its guidance for reporting allegations of law of war violations to align with DOD Directive 2311.01 (July 2, 2020) (Recommendation 1).
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DOD concurred with this recommendation, stating that the department agrees that updating U.S. Africa Command's guidance for reporting allegations of law of war violations is warranted. When we confirm what actions DOD has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.
Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should ensure that the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, in coordination with the General Counsel, Department of Defense, develops a system to comprehensively retain records of alleged law of war violations (Recommendation 2).
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DOD concurred with this recommendation, stating that the department agrees that comprehensive records management for records of alleged law of war violations, in accordance with records management regulations, is warranted. When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.