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DOD Intelligence: Actions Needed to Strengthen Program Oversight and Manage Risks

GAO-24-106190
Feb 13, 2024
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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should ensure that DOD's Senior Intelligence Oversight Official improve the DOD intelligence oversight office's monitoring process for inspection recommendations. (Recommendation 1)
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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should ensure that DOD's Senior Intelligence Oversight Official take steps to mitigate the risks of not conducting intelligence oversight inspections. (Recommendation 2)
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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should ensure that DOD's Senior Intelligence Oversight Official improves the DOD intelligence oversight office's topic assessment process by fully meeting all 22 standards that GAO identified for producing high-quality and credible reports. (Recommendation 3)
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DOD Law of War Policies: Actions Needed to Ensure Proper Reporting and Retention of Alleged Violations

GAO-24-107217
Feb 13, 2024
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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should ensure that the Commander, U.S. Africa Command, update its guidance for reporting allegations of law of war violations to align with DOD Directive 2311.01 (July 2, 2020) (Recommendation 1).
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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should ensure that the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, in coordination with the General Counsel, Department of Defense, develops a system to comprehensively retain records of alleged law of war violations (Recommendation 2).
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National Nuclear Security Administration: Better Performance Tracking and Documentation Needed for Minor Construction Projects

GAO-24-105848
Jan 25, 2024
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National Nuclear Security Administration The NNSA Administrator should collect and track, in a consistent manner, quality information on cost and schedule performance for minor construction projects. (Recommendation 1)
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National Nuclear Security Administration The NNSA Administrator should document, in a formal and comprehensive manner, NNSA's processes and related requirements for managing minor construction projects. (Recommendation 2)
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Special Operations Forces: DOD Should Slow Acquisition of Armed Overwatch Aircraft Until It Conducts Needed Analysis

GAO-24-106283
Dec 14, 2023
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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should ensure that the Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, analyzes the number of Armed Overwatch aircraft needed in SOCOM's force structure in accordance with the priorities established in classified guidance and DOD Directive 8260.05 and provide this analysis to Congress. The analysis should be documented, informed by modeling demand for this aircraft using valid assumptions about its capabilities and tactics, techniques, and procedures, and take into account changes in SOCOM's operating environment that may alter demand for the aircraft. (Recommendation 1)
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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should ensure that the Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, starting in fiscal year 2025, limits the acquisition of the Armed Overwatch aircraft to the minimum rate needed to maintain the aircraft production line and support operational test and evaluation until SOCOM completes the recommended analysis. (Recommendation 2)
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