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Deaths in Custody: Additional Action Needed to Help Ensure Data Collected by DOJ Are Utilized

GAO-22-106033
Sep 20, 2022
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2 Open Recommendations
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Congress Congress should consider the extent to which DCRA should be amended to help ensure that any future state data provided under the act are utilized for recurring study and reporting by DOJ to Congress and the public. (Matter for Consideration 1)
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Office of Justice Programs The Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs should develop a DOJ implementation plan—that includes documentation of metrics and corresponding performance targets, and identifies roles and responsibilities for taking corrective action—to determine state compliance with DCRA. (Recommendation 1)
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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: Additional Actions Needed to Manage Fraud Risks

GAO-22-105328
Sep 19, 2022
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United States Citizenship and Immigration Services The Director of USCIS should identify the factors that affect FDNS's workload to ensure the staffing model's assumptions reflect operating conditions. (Recommendation 1)
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United States Citizenship and Immigration Services The Director of USCIS should develop and implement additional guidance on FDNS data entry practices for fields used as staffing model inputs to ensure consistency and produce quality and reliable data. (Recommendation 2)
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United States Citizenship and Immigration Services The Director of USCIS should develop and implement a process—including clearly defining roles and responsibilities—for regularly conducting fraud risk assessments and documenting fraud risk profiles for the immigration benefits USCIS is responsible for adjudicating. (Recommendation 3)
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United States Citizenship and Immigration Services The Director of USCIS should develop and implement a process for developing and regularly updating an antifraud strategy that is aligned to the agency's fraud risk assessments. (Recommendation 4)
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United States Citizenship and Immigration Services The Director of USCIS should develop and implement a process—including clearly defining roles and responsibilities—for risk-based evaluation of the effectiveness and efficiency of antifraud activities. (Recommendation 5)
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United States Citizenship and Immigration Services The Director of USCIS should develop outcome-oriented performance metrics, including baselines and targets as appropriate, to monitor the effectiveness of its antifraud activities. (Recommendation 6)
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Aviation Safety: FAA Should Strengthen Efforts to Address the Illegal Practice of Intentionally Aiming Lasers at Aircraft [Reissued with revisions on Aug. 26, 2022]

GAO-22-104664
Aug 26, 2022
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Federal Aviation Administration The FAA Administrator should determine what information from pilots and crewmembers would be most useful for investigating laser incidents, and how best to collect the information and to share it with law enforcement. (Recommendation 1)
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Federal Aviation Administration The FAA Administrator should improve its quarterly reports to Congress on laser incidents by routinely seeking information from other agencies on related federal investigation and enforcement actions and disclosing, in those reports, any limitations with the data. (Recommendation 2)
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Federal Aviation Administration The FAA Administrator should work with FBI and FDA to explore re-establishing an interagency working group on outreach to educate the public on the hazards of lasers and the illegality of aiming lasers at aircraft. (Recommendation 3)
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Second Chance Reentry Grants: DOJ Should Report Limitations When Publishing Performance Data

GAO-22-104641
Apr 06, 2022
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Department of Justice The Attorney General should ensure published products that include Second Chance Reauthorization Act of 2018 performance data clearly identify the limitations of those data. (Recommendation 1)
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