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Depot Maintenance: DOD Should Improve Pandemic Plans and Publish Working Capital Fund Policy

GAO-21-103
Apr 06, 2021
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9 Open Recommendations
Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Office of the Secretary of Defense The Secretary of Defense should ensure that the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment develop guidance to ensure that depot management and civilian personnel are aware of their mission-essential status and the need to support readiness during a long-term crisis affecting the DOD depot workforce. (Recommendation 1)
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Office of the Secretary of Defense The Secretary of Defense should ensure that the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment develop a communications plan to ensure that depot management and civilian personnel are aware of their mission-essential status and the need to support readiness during a long-term crisis affecting the depot workforce. (Recommendation 2)
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United States Marine Corps The Commandant of the Marine Corps should ensure that the Marine Corps Maintenance Command formally record lessons learned in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and use lessons learned to update depot-specific contingency plans. (Recommendation 3)
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United States Marine Corps The Commandant of the Marine Corps should ensure that the Marine Corps Maintenance Command develop exercises for Marine Corps Production Plants to support productivity during any long-term crisis affecting the depot workforce. (Recommendation 4)
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Department of the Navy The Secretary of the Navy should ensure that Naval Air Systems Command and the Commander, Fleet Readiness Centers formally record lessons learned in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and use lessons learned to update depot-specific contingency plans. (Recommendation 5)
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Department of the Navy The Secretary of the Navy should ensure that Naval Air Systems Command and the Commander, Fleet Readiness Centers develop exercises to support productivity during any long-term crisis affecting the depot workforce. (Recommendation 6)
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Procurement Technical Assistance Program: Opportunities Exist for DOD to Enhance Training and Collaboration

GAO-21-287
Mar 31, 2021
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3 Open Recommendations
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Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment should require PTACs to use the template created to help track fulfillment of training requirements. (Recommendation 1)
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Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment should reach an agreement with the Association of PTACs to provide DLA with the aggregate results of proficiency tests administered to measure the effectiveness of PTAC counselor training. (Recommendation 2)
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Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment should work with SBA to formalize a collaborative agreement for PTACs and SBDCs in relation to providing client services on government contracting. (Recommendation 3)
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Department of Defense: Additional Actions to Improve Suspense Account Transactions Would Strengthen Financial Reporting

GAO-21-132
Mar 25, 2021
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8 Open Recommendations
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Department of Defense The Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) should finalize the assessment of the applicability of custodial accounts at DOD and, if necessary, update DOD policies to define the use of custodial suspense accounts, in accordance with OMB and Treasury guidance. (Recommendation 1)
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Department of Defense The Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) should update DOD's FMR to clearly define the use of suspense and deposit accounts, in accordance with OMB and Treasury guidance. (Recommendation 2)
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Department of Defense The Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) should establish a process to provide specific implementing guidance to DFAS and DOD components, including field submitters, when new suspense account policy memorandums are issued. (Recommendation 3)
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Department of Defense The Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), in conjunction with the Director of DFAS, should provide specific guidance to the DFAS sites and DOD components on implementing the requirements stipulated in the December 2019 memorandum <i>Policy for Monthly Review of Suspense Transactions</i> and the March 2020 policy memorandum <i>U.S. Department of the Treasury Aged Suspense Account Balances</i>. (Recommendation 4)
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Department of Defense The Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), in conjunction with the Director of DFAS, should provide guidance on suspense account transactions to DOD components and the DFAS sites to help ensure that they develop consistent policies and procedures that are accurate and up-to-date. (Recommendation 5)
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Department of Defense The Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), in conjunction with the Director of DFAS, should establish a process and associated guidance to (1) prepare a department-wide suspense account universe of transactions at the consolidated level and (2) ensure that the DFAS sites gather consistent information for preparing the suspense account universe of transactions for the DOD components. (Recommendation 6)
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Hypersonic Weapons: DOD Should Clarify Roles and Responsibilities to Ensure Coordination across Development Efforts

GAO-21-378
Mar 22, 2021
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1 Open Recommendations
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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should define and document the roles, responsibilities, and authorities of the leadership positions and organizations in the Department of Defense responsible for the development and acquisition of hypersonic weapons. (Recommendation 1)
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