ABSTRACT

State Partnership Program: DOD Should Ensure Partner States Record Completed Activities and Clarify Appropriate Authorities, Report to Congressional Requesters   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Highlights: "DOD views the SPP [State Partnership Program] as a critical tool for conducting security cooperation activities and establishing and sustaining relationships with international partners. Since 1993, the SPP has expanded from 15 to 93 partner nations across six combatant commands. GAO [Government Accountability Office] was asked to review DOD's oversight and resourcing of the SPP. This report describes 1) how the NGB [National Guard Bureau] has prioritized SPP funding; and evaluates the extent to which: 2) partner states have recorded completed SPP activities in a timely manner, and 3) DOD has addressed SPP stakeholders' understanding about which statutory authorities to apply when conducting SPP activities. [...] GAO is making two recommendations to DOD to prioritize partner states' timely recording of completed SPP activities, and to set a time frame for clarifying the use of statutory authorities that apply to SPP activities. DOD concurred with both recommendations."

Report Number:
GAO-22-104672
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Date:
2022-07
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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