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Military Personnel: Additional Steps are Needed to Strengthen DOD’s Oversight of Ethics and Professionalism Issues : U.S. Government Accountability Office , September , 2015

September 2015

U.S. Government Accountability Office

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From the report: “The Department of Defense (DOD) has a management framework to help oversee its existing ethics program and has initiated steps to establish such a framework to oversee its professionalism-related programs and initiatives, but its efforts could be strengthened in both areas. • DOD has a decentralized structure to administer and oversee its existing, required compliance-based ethics program, which focuses on ensuring adherence to rules. However, DOD has not fully addressed a 2008 internal recommendation to develop a department-wide values-based ethics program, which would emphasize ethical principles and decision-making to foster an ethical culture and achieve high standards of conduct.”



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