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Open Recommendations (622 total)

Base Realignment and Closure: DOD Should Provide Congress More Complete and Transparent Information

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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should ensure that the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations, and Environment, when reporting to Congress on BRAC savings, explicitly states caveats and limitations of DOD's savings estimates, such as by documenting that the assumptions used in developing the initial estimates have not changed and that no additional work has been done to adjust estimates based on changing cost data. (Recommendation 2)
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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should ensure that the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations, and Environment, when reporting to Congress on the status of BRAC rounds, clearly identifies when sites are estimated to reach the site closeout milestone, the number of sites that are estimated to remain in long-term management, and the estimated costs associated with long-term management of these sites. (Recommendation 1)
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 Actions to satisfy the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned.

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Defense Logistics: DOD Can Better Manage Demilitarization Coding and Disposition Decisions

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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should ensure that the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, in coordination with the Director of the Defense Logistics Agency and the military services, establishes a process to review and reconcile inconsistent demilitarization codes and document changes, including pending changes, in the Federal Logistics Information System to ensure that major end items' demilitarization codes are up to date and consistent across DOD and the military services. (Recommendation 1)
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 Actions to satisfy the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned.

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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should ensure that the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, in coordination with the Director of the Defense Logistics Agency, develops guidance on how the military services should assess potential risks to national security, avoid the unnecessary destruction of government property, and optimize monetary returns to the U.S. government when making disposition decisions on unneeded major end items. (Recommendation 2)
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 Actions to satisfy the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned.

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Privacy: Dedicated Leadership Can Improve Programs and Address Challenges

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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should establish a time frame for fully defining a process to ensure that the senior agency official for privacy or other designated senior privacy official is involved in assessing and addressing the hiring, training, and professional development needs of the agency with respect to privacy, and document this process. (Recommendation 10)
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 Actions to satisfy the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned.

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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should establish a time frame for incorporating privacy into an organization-wide risk management strategy that includes a determination of risk tolerance, and develop and document this strategy. (Recommendation 11)
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 Actions to satisfy the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned.

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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should establish a time frame for fully developing a privacy continuous monitoring strategy, and develop and document this strategy. (Recommendation 12)
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 Actions to satisfy the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned.

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Servicemember Absences: DOD Actions Needed to Enhance Related Data, Procedures, and Staffing

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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should ensure that the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness provides guidance to the military services on collecting complete and reliable data on the number and trends of voluntary absences. (Recommendation 1)
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DOD concurred with this recommendation. When we confirm what actions DOD has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.
Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should ensure that the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness establishes a process for the military services to regularly report to OSD on the number and trends of voluntary absences. (Recommendation 2)
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 Actions to satisfy the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned.

DOD concurred with this recommendation. When we confirm what actions DOD has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

Other Transaction Agreements: DOD Can Improve Planning for Consortia Awards

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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should direct the Director of Defense Pricing and Contracting to collect, document, and share information on creating new consortia and using existing consortia for contracting personnel to consider when planning to award consortia-based other transaction agreements. (Recommendation 5)
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 Actions to satisfy the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned.

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