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Offshore Oil and Gas: Strategy Urgently Needed to Address Cybersecurity Risks to Infrastructure

GAO-23-105789
Nov 17, 2022
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Other The BSEE Director should immediately develop and implement a strategy to guide the development of its most recent cybersecurity initiative; such a strategy should include (1) a risk assessment; (2) objectives, activities, and performance measures; (3) roles, responsibilities, and coordination; and (4) identification of needed resources and investments. (Recommendation 1)
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Pipeline Safety: Fully Implementing Key Practices Could Help Improve Transparency of Enforcement Website

GAO-23-105537
Nov 14, 2022
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Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration The Administrator of PHMSA should update PHMSA's Enforcement Transparency website to provide complete, machine-readable data that can be downloaded in bulk and in selected subsets. (Recommendation 1)
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Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration The Administrator of PHMSA should update PHMSA's enforcement data to be interoperable with other relevant datasets, such as PHMSA's accident-incident dataset (e.g., by adding a unique identifier variable.) (Recommendation 2)
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Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration The Administrator of PHMSA should update PHMSA's Enforcement Transparency website to provide a search function that allows users to find relevant information, which could include the ability to search by the regulation violated. (Recommendation 3)
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Persistent Chemicals: EPA Should Use New Data to Analyze the Demographics of Communities with PFAS in Their Drinking Water

GAO-22-105135
Oct 19, 2022
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Environmental Protection Agency The EPA Administrator should conduct a nationwide analysis using comprehensive data—such as the forthcoming fifth Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule data—to determine the demographic characteristics of communities with PFAS in their drinking water. (Recommendation 1)
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Working Dogs: Federal Agencies Need to Better Address Health and Welfare

GAO-23-104489
Oct 19, 2022
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Department of Justice The Attorney General should direct all of the Department of Justice's agencies with federally managed working dog programs to revise their policies, as necessary, to ensure that they address all of the 18 issues GAO identified as important to the health and welfare of working dogs. (Recommendation 1)
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National Railroad Passenger Corporation The Chief Executive Officer of Amtrak should direct the Amtrak Police to revise its policies, as necessary, to ensure that they address all of the 18 issues GAO identified as important to the health and welfare of working dogs. (Recommendation 2)
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Department of Agriculture The Secretary of Agriculture should direct all of the Department of Agriculture's agencies with federally managed working dog programs to revise their policies, as necessary, to ensure that they address all of the 18 issues GAO identified as important to the health and welfare of working dogs. (Recommendation 3)
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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should, through the Secretary of the Air Force as the executive agent for the Military Working Dog Program, direct all of the Department of Defense's agencies with federally managed working dog programs to revise their policies, as necessary, to ensure that they address all of the 18 issues GAO identified as important to the health and welfare of working dogs. (Recommendation 4)
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Department of Energy The Secretary of Energy should direct all of the Department of Energy's agencies with federally managed working dog programs to revise their policies, as necessary, to ensure that they address all of the 18 issues GAO identified as important to the health and welfare of working dogs. (Recommendation 5)
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Department of Health and Human Services The Secretary of Health and Human Services should direct the National Institute of Health Police to revise their policies, as necessary, to ensure that they address all of the 18 issues GAO identified as important to the health and welfare of working dogs. (Recommendation 6)
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