Open Recommendations (597 total)

Nuclear Enterprise: DOD and NNSA Could Further Enhance How They Manage Risk and Prioritize Efforts

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3 Open Recommendations
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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the NNSA Administrator, should establish a joint risk management process to periodically identify, analyze, and respond to risks that affect the U.S. nuclear enterprise (including the nuclear weapons stockpile, delivery platforms, and nuclear command and control) and report, internally and externally to relevant stakeholders, those risks and any associated mitigation efforts. (Recommendation 1)
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Actions to satisfy the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned, or actions that partially satisfy the intent of the recommendation have been taken.

When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.
Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should establish prioritization criteria for the programs, projects, and activities of the DOD Nuclear Enterprise—taking into account costs, benefits, and alternatives of the programs, projects, and activities within the enterprise; information from the periodic risk analyses conducted by DOD, NNSA, and the Nuclear Weapons Council; and information from NNSA regarding the resources, limitations, and priorities of the interrelated NNSA Weapons Activities portfolio—and should review these prioritization criteria whenever a new component is being introduced or during a strategic review, such as the NPR. (Recommendation 3)
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Actions to satisfy the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned, or actions that partially satisfy the intent of the recommendation have been taken.

When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.
Department of Defense After prioritization criteria for the DOD Nuclear Enterprise are established, the Secretary of Defense should apply the criteria whenever changes to the portfolio are proposed or reviewed, comparing any proposed prioritization against operational requirements as well as available funding, and set resource capacity plans based on the prioritization of the portfolio. (Recommendation 4)
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Actions to satisfy the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned, or actions that partially satisfy the intent of the recommendation have been taken.

When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

COVID-19: HHS and DOD Transitioned Vaccine Responsibilities to HHS, but Need to Address Outstanding Issues

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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense, in coordination with HHS, should establish a mechanism—such as through an interagency agreement—to provide support to HHS until it develops and implements workforce strategies to address the workforce needs it identified as part of the CAG's transition to HHS. (Recommendation 2
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Actions to satisfy the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned, or actions that partially satisfy the intent of the recommendation have been taken.

When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.
Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense, in coordination with HHS, should expand the CAG's lessons-learned review to obtain and incorporate input from key external stakeholders, such as vaccine companies and other federal agencies that coordinated with the CAG on its vaccine-related responsibilities. (Recommendation 5)
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Actions to satisfy the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned, or actions that partially satisfy the intent of the recommendation have been taken.

When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

Special Operations Forces: Additional Actions Needed to Effectively Manage the Preservation of the Force and Family Program

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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should ensure that SOCOM updates its staffing allocation model by using program data to assess its workforce requirements and to determine the appropriate number and types of POTFF service providers. (Recommendation 3)
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Actions to satisfy the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned, or actions that partially satisfy the intent of the recommendation have been taken.

DOD fully concurred with this recommendation.
Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should ensure that SOCOM updates or establishes guidance to define more clearly the objective to coordinate POTFF programs to create an integrated and holistic system of care, including clearly defining the actions necessary to fulfill this objective. (Recommendation 1)
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Actions to satisfy the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned, or actions that partially satisfy the intent of the recommendation have been taken.

DOD fully concurred with this recommendation.
Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should ensure that SOCOM develops a staff deployment strategy that aligns with its updated staff allocation model to routinely reevaluate and determine that the appropriate number and types of POTFF service providers are available to support SOF personnel. (Recommendation 4)
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Actions to satisfy the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned, or actions that partially satisfy the intent of the recommendation have been taken.

DOD fully concurred with this recommendation.
Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should ensure that SOCOM revises or develops guidance that identifies the specific roles and responsibilities and defines the parameters for the POTFF domain representative position at the service components and TSOCs. (Recommendation 2)
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Actions to satisfy the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned, or actions that partially satisfy the intent of the recommendation have been taken.

DOD fully concurred with this recommendation.
Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should ensure that SOCOM develops guidance for POTFF data collection, governance, and management that aligns with SOCOM's Enterprise Data Strategy for managing data, including, among other things, making POTFF data and data systems usable, interoperable, secure, well governed, and informative for decision makers. (Recommendation 5)
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Actions to satisfy the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned, or actions that partially satisfy the intent of the recommendation have been taken.

DOD fully concurred with this recommendation.