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Open Recommendations (99 total)

Military Readiness: Comprehensive Approach Needed to Address Service Member Fatigue and Manage Related Efforts

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Department of the Air Force The Secretary of the Air Force should assign leadership responsible for DOD component head responsibilities related to fatigue listed in DOD Instruction 1010.10. (Recommendation 2)
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We will update the status of this recommendation when DOD provides its 180-day letter (expected in fall 2024).

DOD Fraud Risk Management: Enhanced Data Analytics Can Help Manage Fraud Risks

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Department of the Air Force The Secretary of the Air Force, in collaboration with the Inspector General of DOD and the other military departments, should improve the usability of its respective procurement fraud investigative data by DOD for fraud risk management purposes. Specific actions should include ensuring that data in structured fields are complete, accessible, and readily subject to analysis and aggregation. (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.

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

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Department of the Air Force The Secretary of the Air Force should develop and implement a plan to evaluate the department's required sexual harassment prevention training for federal civilian employees to identify needed improvements. The evaluation plan should include an assessment of training implementation to determine whether revisions are needed to better align with management practices to enhance the effectiveness of sexual harassment prevention training. (Recommendation 9)
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

Small Business Subcontracting: Some Contracting Officers Face Challenges Assessing Compliance with the Good Faith Standard

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Department of the Air Force The Secretary of the Air Force should work with relevant contracting staff, such as small business specialists, to develop and implement just-in-time training for contracting officers related to good faith assessments. (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.

Small Business Subcontracting: Some Contracting Officers Face Challenges Assessing Compliance with the Good Faith Standard

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Department of the Air Force The Secretary of the Air Force should periodically collect, review, and report data on the extent to which contractors achieve the goals and objectives of their subcontracting plans. (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.

VA Disability Benefits: Actions Needed to Address Challenges Reserve Component Members Face Accessing Compensation

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Department of the Air Force The Secretary of the Air Force should develop and document plans so the Air Force can implement the new DD Form 214-1 by February 2025. Such plans should fully apply sound planning practices, such as (1) identifying resources; (2) developing activities and timelines; (3) conducting a risk assessment; and (4) establishing performance management, such as goals and indicators to measure progress. (Recommendation 9)
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DOD agreed with this recommendation. We will monitor DOD's progress to implement it.

DOD Service Contracts: Actions Needed to Identify Efficiencies and Forecast Budget Needs

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Department of the Air Force The Secretary of the Air Force should revise its service acquisition policy to require an official who is responsible for the oversight of services, such as the Air Force's Senior Services Manager, to aggregate and review data on service requirements valued between $10 million and under $100 million to identify efficiencies. (Recommendation 2)
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DOD concurred with this recommendation. We will provide an update on the agency's progress once one is available.

DOD Service Contracts: Actions Needed to Identify Efficiencies and Forecast Budget Needs

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Department of the Air Force The Secretary of the Air Force should revise its service acquisition policy to ensure major commands collectively prioritize service requirements valued between $10 million and under $100 million. (Recommendation 1)
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DOD concurred with this recommendation. We will provide an update on the agency's progress once one is available.

Artificial Intelligence: DOD Needs Department-Wide Guidance to Inform Acquisitions

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Department of the Air Force After DOD issues department-wide AI acquisition guidance, the Secretary of the Air Force should establish service-specific AI acquisition guidance that includes oversight processes and clear goals for these acquisitions, and leverages key private company factors, as appropriate. (Recommendation 4)
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The Air Force agreed with this recommendation. As of Fall 2023, it noted that it expects to address this recommendation by January 2026 by establishing Air Force-specific AI acquisition guidance after CDAO issues its AI strategy.

Space Command and Control: Improved Tracking and Reporting Would Clarify Progress amid Persistent Delays

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Department of the Air Force The Secretary of the Air Force should ensure Space Force includes the following in Space C2's program increment reports: 1. Metrics that are consistent across program increment reports—for example, those metrics in the Space C2 draft acquisition strategy—and associated results; 2. Measures or metrics of the Space C2 backlog that show how much work remains for each development activity or application and the overall program; and 3. Assessment of risk in current and future program development. (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.