GAO Issues New Priority Recommendations for Defense Department

The Government Accountability Office issued its latest priority recommendations to guide the Department of Defense in its ongoing and future acquisition, modernization and daily operations. 

In a report posted Monday the recommendations are intended to guide the DoD in acquisitions and contract management, military readiness, cybersecurity, infrastructures support, financial management and healthcare. The government watchdog provided 24 priority recommendations for the Pentagon, which also include preventing sexual harassment. 

In 2018, the DoD received 85 recommendations from GAO and implemented 17 on the list.

“Priority recommendations are open GAO recommendations that warrant priority attention from heads of key departments or agencies,” the agency said. 

Implementation of such recommendations would help save money, address mismanagement and fraud and improve compliance of agencies, among other benefits. 

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