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Semiannual Report to Congress, March 2021

Report Description: 
This report summarizes work that we initiated and completed during this semiannual period on a number of critical Departmental activities. Over the past 6 months—in addition to issuing our annual Top Management and Performance Challenges Facing the Department of Commerce—our office issued 20 products related to our audit, evaluation, inspection, and public investigative work. These products addressed programs and personnel associated with the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority), International Trade Administration (ITA), United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and the Department itself. This report also describes our investigative activities addressing programs and personnel associated with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Department itself.
Date Issued: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
SARC Start Date: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020
SARC End Date: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
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Submitting OIG-Specific Report Number: 
Type of Report (Audit, Inspection / Evaluation, Review, etc.): 
Semiannual Report
Questioned Costs: 
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