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Open Recommendations (127 total)

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

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Department of the Army The Secretary of the Army should assign leadership responsible for DOD component head responsibilities related to fatigue listed in DOD Instruction 1010.10. (Recommendation 3)
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We will update the status of this recommendation when DOD provides its 180-day letter (expected in fall 2024).

Army Modernization: Production Challenges for Stryker Upgrade Reinforce Need to Follow Acquisition Leading Practices in Future Efforts [Reissued with revisions on Apr. 3, 2024]

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Department of the Army The Secretary of the Army should ensure that Program Executive Office Ground Combat Systems applies acquisition leading practices to manage and address production risk to inform future Stryker upgrade efforts. (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.

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

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Department of the Army The Secretary of the Army, 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 7)
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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 Army The Secretary of the Army 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 7)
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

Quantum Technologies: Defense Laboratories Should Take Steps to Improve Workforce Planning

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Department of the Army The Secretary of the Army should direct the Commander of ARL to fully adopt the leading practice of monitoring and evaluating progress toward human capital goals and programmatic results by developing performance measures tailored to its mission needs. (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.

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

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Department of the Army The Secretary of the Army 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 4)
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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 Army The Secretary of the Army should periodically collect, review, and report data on the extent to which contractors achieve the goals and objectives of their subcontracting plans. (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.

Army Corps of Engineers: Data Needed to Monitor Implementation of Revised Policy for Selecting Architecture and Engineering Contractors

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Department of the Army We recommend the Secretary of the Army ensure that the Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers develop a mechanism to track data on USACE's selection process for task orders under multiple award contracts for A-E services, including the type of notice issued to contract holders and the date the notice is sent. (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 Army The Secretary of the Army should develop and document plans so the Army 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) establishing roles, responsibilities, and coordination; (4) conducting a risk assessment; and (5) establishing performance management, such as goals and indicators to measure progress. (Recommendation 8)
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DOD agreed with this recommendation. We will monitor DOD's progress to implement it.

Nuclear Waste Cleanup: Army Corps Could Benefit from Following Leading Practices for Program Management for Contaminated Sites

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Department of the Army The Secretary of the Army should ensure that the Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conduct risk management for FUSRAP at the program level that follows leading practices for program management, for example, by developing a risk register. (Recommendation 4)
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As of December 2023, DoD plans to develop a program level risk register and conduct annual risk management for FUSRAP at the program level by December 30, 2024.