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Priority Open Recommendations: Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Priority Open Recommendations: Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Full Title: Priority Open Recommendations: Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Author(s): U.S. Government Accountability Office
Publisher(s): U.S. GAO
Publication Date: May 10, 2024
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Description (excerpt):

In May 2023, GAO identified eight priority recommendations for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Since then, NRC has implemented one of those eight priority recommendations, which improved the security of personally identifiable information. Seven priority recommendations remain open.

In May 2024, GAO identified one additional priority recommendation for NRC, bringing the total number to eight. The eight recommendations involve the following areas:

– Addressing the security of radiological sources
– Improving the reliability of cost estimates

Priority open recommendations are the GAO recommendations that warrant priority attention from heads of key departments or agencies because their implementation could save large amounts of money; improve congressional or executive branch decision-making on major issues; eliminate mismanagement, fraud, and abuse; or ensure that programs comply with laws and that funds are legally spent, among other benefits. Since 2015, GAO has sent letters to selected agencies to highlight the importance of implementing such recommendations.

All statements and/or propositions in discussion prompts are meant exclusively to stimulate discussion and do not represent the views of, its Partners, Topic Directors or Experts, nor of any individual or organization. Comments by and opinions of Expert participants are their own.

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