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Special Operations Forces: Documented Policies and Workforce Planning Needed to Strengthen Civilian Oversight : Government Accountability Office (GAO) , March , 2024

March 2024

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

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From the report: "Since 2019, the Department of Defense (DOD) has increased the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict’s (ASD-SO/LIC) oversight responsibilities for U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM). DOD has also increased resources for the Secretariat for Special Operations, which assists the ASD-SO/LIC in conducting oversight. However, as of September 2023, the Secretariat’s staffing levels remained below the 80–94 full-time equivalent levels the Secretariat identified as required to oversee SOCOM."



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