Report | July 29, 2022

Compendium of Open Office of Inspector General Recommendations to the Department of Defense

The 2022 Compendium lists the number, type, age, and status of 1,425 open recommendations, as of March 31, 2022.

In this Compendium, we highlight what we consider to be 20 high-priority open recommendations made in 13 DoD OIG reports issued between July 2014 and December 2021 that, if implemented, have the potential to result in significant improvements to DoD operations. We provide, in each summary of the open recommendations, an overview of the DoD OIG project that produced the recommendations and why the recommendations are important. The summaries also include the implementation status of the recommendations and a description of information or actions required to close each recommendation. Recommendations that are not included in our list of high‑priority recommendations are still important and warrant the full attention of the DoD.

This Compendium also summarizes 50 recommendations made in 26 DoD OIG reports issued between July 2013 and March 2022 that identified $6.1 billion in potential monetary benefits that the DoD could potentially achieve if management implemented the recommendations in a timely manner.

We also identify the 195 recommendations that have been open for at least 5 years. These recommendations were issued to 25 DoD Components in 76 reports.