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Military Justice: Increased Oversight, Data Collection, and Analysis Could Aid Assessment of Racial Disparities

GAO-24-106386
May 23, 2024
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6 Open Recommendations
Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Department of the Army The Secretary of the Army should develop and implement a process to centrally collect and maintain accessible data—including race and ethnicity data—on administrative sanctions, all investigations including commander-directed investigations, appeals, and service members selected to serve on court-martial panels, to facilitate centralized visibility over, and, as necessary, the assessment and reporting of these data. (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.
Department of the Navy The Secretary of the Navy should develop and implement a process to centrally collect and maintain accessible data—including race and ethnicity data—on administrative sanctions, all investigations including commander-directed investigations, appeals, and service members selected to serve on court-martial panels to facilitate centralized visibility over, and, as necessary, the assessment and reporting of these data. (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.
Department of the Air Force The Secretary of the Air Force should develop and implement a process to centrally collect and maintain accessible data—including race and ethnicity data—on all investigations including commander-directed investigations, appeals, and service members selected to serve on court-martial panels to facilitate centralized visibility over, and, as necessary, the assessment and reporting of these data. (Recommendation 3)
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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should ensure the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness designates a department-level office as the oversight entity responsible for coordinating the military departments' assessments of racial and ethnic disparities in military justice and discipline processes. (Recommendation 4)
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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should ensure the department-level office designated to oversee coordination of the military departments' racial disparity assessments coordinates with the military departments to establish standard terminology and reporting categories, analyses, and reporting format and content to be used in future assessments of racial disparities in military justice and discipline processes. (Recommendation 5)
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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should ensure that a department-level office is designated to coordinate with the military departments to comprehensively assess the military justice and discipline process to identify all areas where racial and ethnic disparities may exist, including in the selection of court-martial panels and sentencing, and the corresponding analyses to be conducted. (Recommendation 6)
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Intellectual Property: Stronger Fraud Risk Management Could Improve the Integrity of the Trademark System

GAO-24-106533
Mar 14, 2024
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2 Open Recommendations
Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Patent and Trademark Office Recommendation 1: The Commissioner for Trademarks should plan and conduct regular fraud risk assessments of the trademark register to determine a fraud risk profile that aligns with leading practices in the Fraud Risk Framework. Specifically, this process should include (1) identifying inherent fraud risks to the trademark register, (2) assessing the likelihood and impact of inherent fraud risks, (3) determining fraud risk tolerance, (4) examining the suitability of existing fraud controls, and (5) documenting the fraud risk profile.
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Patent and Trademark Office Recommendation 2: The Commissioner for Trademarks should identify and implement improvements to current data systems to strengthen trademark data analytics for stronger fraud risk management.
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DOD Fraud Risk Management: Enhanced Data Analytics Can Help Manage Fraud Risks

GAO-24-105358
Feb 27, 2024
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11 Open Recommendations
Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should ensure that the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) revises DOD's Fraud Risk Management Strategy to establish data analytics as a method for preventing, detecting, and responding to fraud. (Recommendation 1)
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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should ensure that the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) identifies and documents in DOD's Fraud Risk Management Strategy which entity has the necessary authority to ensure that fraud-related data-analytics activities are planned and implemented. (Recommendation 2)
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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should ensure that the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) revises DOD's Fraud Risk Management Strategy to clarify and document roles and responsibilities related to data-analytics activities. (Recommendation 3)
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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should ensure that the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) incorporates and documents timelines for designing and implementing data-analytics activities into DOD's Fraud Risk Management Strategy. (Recommendation 4)
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Department of Defense The Inspector General of DOD should improve the usability of its procurement fraud investigative data 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 5)
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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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Online Extremism: More Complete Information Needed about Hate Crimes that Occur on the Internet

GAO-24-105553
Feb 12, 2024
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1 Open Recommendations
Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Bureau of Justice Statistics The Director of BJS should explore options to measure bias-motivated criminal victimization that occurs on the internet through the National Crime Victimization Survey or in a supplemental survey, as appropriate. (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.