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Military Inspectors General: Opportunities Exist to Strengthen Processes for Administrative Investigations and Training

GAO-22-105316
Sep 28, 2022
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7 Open Recommendations
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Office of the Inspector General of the Army The Inspector General of the Army should revise established policies to require that if a command IG is denied the approval to conduct an IG investigation by the directing authority, the command IG should refer the complaint to the Army IG for appropriate action. (Recommendation 1)
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Office of the Inspector General of the Air Force The Inspector General of the Air Force should revise established policies to require that if a command IG is denied the approval to conduct an IG investigation by the directing authority, the command IG should refer the complaint to the Air Force IG for appropriate action. (Recommendation 2)
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Office of the Inspector General of the Marine Corps The Inspector General of the Marine Corps should revise established policies to require that if a command IG is denied the approval to conduct an IG investigation by the directing authority, the command IG should refer the complaint to the Marine Corps IG for appropriate action. (Recommendation 3)
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Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command The Inspector General of INDOPACOM should revise established policies to require that if the INDOPACOM IG is denied the approval to conduct an IG investigation by the directing authority, the IG should refer the complaint to the DOD IG for appropriate action. (Recommendation 4)
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Office of the Inspector General of the Army The Inspector General of the Army should establish requirements for recurring training that are systematically linked to the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities needed throughout an investigator's career, and establish a means for tracking this training. (Recommendation 5)
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Office of the Inspector General of the Air Force The Inspector General of the Air Force should institute a means for tracking compliance with established training requirements throughout an investigator's career. (Recommendation 6)
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Flood Mitigation: Actions Needed to Improve Use of FEMA Property Acquisitions

GAO-22-106037
Sep 13, 2022
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5 Open Recommendations
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Congress Congress should consider providing direction or authority to FEMA to implement one or more of the options identified in this report to address property acquisition challenges and enhance disaster resilience. (Matter for Consideration 1)
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Federal Emergency Management Agency The Deputy Associate Administrator of FEMA's Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration should collect property-level data on property acquisition project milestones across FEMA's hazard mitigation assistance grant programs—including the dates when properties are purchased and demolished. FEMA should use this information to support its efforts to reduce the overall length of the property acquisition process, such as by analyzing patterns to identify problems and promising practices and, over time, establishing metrics to encourage and track progress in shortening property acquisition time frames. (Recommendation 1)
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Federal Emergency Management Agency The Deputy Associate Administrator of FEMA's Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration should estimate the extent of participant attrition from property acquisition projects across FEMA's hazard mitigation assistance grant programs and use that information to help measure progress in addressing challenges that contribute to such attrition. (Recommendation 2)
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Federal Emergency Management Agency The Deputy Associate Administrator of FEMA's Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration should define and report on additional measures, beyond cost-effectiveness, for assessing the outcomes and effects of using property acquisition to mitigate flood risk. (Recommendation 3)
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Federal Emergency Management Agency The Deputy Associate Administrator of FEMA's Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration should evaluate the options for improving property acquisitions identified in this report and determine whether and how to implement one or more of them. If FEMA determines that it needs authority for actions it seeks to implement, it should request that authority from Congress. (Recommendation 4)
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Federal Real Property: GSA Could Further Support Agencies' Post-Pandemic Planning for Office Space Use

GAO-22-105105
Sep 07, 2022
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1 Open Recommendations
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General Services Administration The Administrator of the GSA should develop a plan to broadly share with federal agencies, including those that do not use GSA services, information learned from GSA's pilots and other space utilization data collection efforts. (Recommendation 1).
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Federal Personal Property: Better Internal Guidance and More Action from GSA Are Needed to Help Agencies Maximize Use of Excess

GAO-22-104626
Jun 28, 2022
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6 Open Recommendations
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Bureau of Indian Affairs The Director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs should ensure that internal guidance on considering excess personal property incorporates, at a minimum, the requirement to consider excess property, relevant roles and responsibilities, when it is practicable to check for and obtain excess property, and how to evaluate the suitability of excess property for meeting agency needs. (Recommendation 1)
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United States Customs and Border Protection The Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection should ensure that internal guidance on considering excess personal property incorporates, at a minimum, when it is practicable to check for and obtain excess property and how to evaluate the suitability of excess property for meeting agency needs. (Recommendation 2)
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Federal Aviation Administration The Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration should ensure that internal guidance on considering excess personal property incorporates, at a minimum, relevant roles and responsibilities, when it is practicable to check for and obtain excess property, and how to evaluate the suitability of excess property for meeting agency needs. (Recommendation 3)
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United States Securities and Exchange Commission The Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission should ensure that internal guidance on considering excess personal incorporates, at a minimum, the requirement to consider excess property, relevant roles and responsibilities, when it is practicable to check for and obtain excess property, and how to evaluate the suitability of excess property for meeting agency needs. (Recommendation 4)
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U.S. Agency for International Development The Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development should ensure that internal guidance on considering excess personal property incorporates, at a minimum, relevant roles and responsibilities, when it is practicable to check for and obtain excess property, and how to evaluate the suitability of excess property for meeting agency needs. (Recommendation 5)
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General Services Administration The Administrator of the General Services Administration should assess its current efforts to promote the maximum use of excess personal property and take further actions that could increase the use of excess personal property; such actions could include promoting additional policies or methods that will help agencies implement guidance to provide assurance that excess property is considered before purchasing new. (Recommendation 6)
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