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Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicle: Navy Needs to Employ Better Management Practices to Ensure Swift Delivery to the Fleet

GAO-22-105974
Sep 28, 2022
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2 Open Recommendations
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Department of the Navy The Secretary of the Navy should ensure that the office acquiring the XLUUV include a production readiness review as part of its acquisition strategy for any additional purchases of XLUUVs beyond the five prototype XLUUVs and the test vehicle it already purchased. (Recommendation 1)
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Department of the Navy The Secretary of the Navy should ensure that the office acquiring the XLUUV develop more complete cost and schedule estimates that follow leading practices, such that the Navy can determine whether the contractor's planned timelines for the 5 prototype XLUUVs are achievable within planned costs. (Recommendation 2)
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Base Realignment and Closure: DOD Should Provide Congress More Complete and Transparent Information

GAO-22-105207
Sep 28, 2022
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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should ensure that the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations, and Environment, when reporting to Congress on the status of BRAC rounds, clearly identifies when sites are estimated to reach the site closeout milestone, the number of sites that are estimated to remain in long-term management, and the estimated costs associated with long-term management of these sites. (Recommendation 1)
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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should ensure that the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations, and Environment, when reporting to Congress on BRAC savings, explicitly states caveats and limitations of DOD's savings estimates, such as by documenting that the assumptions used in developing the initial estimates have not changed and that no additional work has been done to adjust estimates based on changing cost data. (Recommendation 2)
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Defense Logistics: DOD Can Better Manage Demilitarization Coding and Disposition Decisions

GAO-22-105251
Sep 27, 2022
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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should ensure that the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, in coordination with the Director of the Defense Logistics Agency and the military services, establishes a process to review and reconcile inconsistent demilitarization codes and document changes, including pending changes, in the Federal Logistics Information System to ensure that major end items' demilitarization codes are up to date and consistent across DOD and the military services. (Recommendation 1)
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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should ensure that the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, in coordination with the Director of the Defense Logistics Agency, develops guidance on how the military services should assess potential risks to national security, avoid the unnecessary destruction of government property, and optimize monetary returns to the U.S. government when making disposition decisions on unneeded major end items. (Recommendation 2)
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Military Naturalizations: Federal Agencies Assist with Naturalizations, but Additional Monitoring and Assessment Are Needed

GAO-22-105021
Sep 14, 2022
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11 Open Recommendations
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United States Coast Guard The Commandant of the Coast Guard should develop a policy documenting the N-426 certification process. (Recommendation 1)
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Department of the Air Force The Secretary of the Air Force should develop a procedure to collect information on the timeliness of certifying officials' return of N-426 forms to servicemembers applying for naturalization. (Recommendation 2)
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Department of the Army The Secretary of the Army should develop a procedure to collect information on the timeliness of certifying officials' return of N-426 forms to servicemembers applying for naturalization. (Recommendation 3)
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Department of the Navy The Secretary of the Navy should ensure that the Commandant of the Marine Corps develops a procedure to collect information on the timeliness of certifying officials' return of N-426 forms to servicemembers applying for naturalization. (Recommendation 4)
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United States Coast Guard The Commandant of the Coast Guard should develop a procedure to collect information on the timeliness of certifying officials' return of N-426 forms to servicemembers applying for naturalization. (Recommendation 5)
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United States Citizenship and Immigration Services The Director of USCIS should track time frames from their receipt of the last background check to the final adjudication date for applications filed by servicemembers stationed on active duty abroad and use this information to help improve efforts to adjudicate these cases within 180 days. (Recommendation 6)
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