The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network could improve its communication with law enforcement agencies to ensure bank anti-money laundering filings and other data are put to better use, the Government Accountability Office said Monday.

In a report posted on the watchdog agency's Web site, the GAO said that of the 20 law enforcement agencies surveyed, 16 cited direct access to Bank Secrecy Act data records of financial transactions as the most valuable service Fincen provides.

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