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DoD OIG Semiannual Report to the Congress | October 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016

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May 31, 2016 — DoD OIG Semiannual Report to the Congress | October 1, 2015 to March 31, 20

The Semiannual Report to the Congress has been issued for the reporting period of October 1, 2015, to March 31, 2016. This report summarizes the work of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) from October 1, 2015, through March 31, 2016. As this Semiannual Report reflects, it has been a busy and productive reporting period. During the past 6 months the OIG issued a total of 73 reports.

Our Auditing component issued 57 reports that identified $1.6 billion in questioned costs and $82.4 million in funds put to better use. The OIG achieved $1.3 billion in financial savings based on management-completed corrective actions related to reports issued in previous reporting periods.

Our Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS) opened 242 cases, closed 251 cases, and has 1,624 ongoing investigations. Cases addressed criminal matters such as procurement fraud, public corruption, product substitution, health care fraud, and illegal transfer of technology. DCIS investigations, including those conducted jointly with other law enforcement organizations, have resulted in $407.5 million in civil judgements and settlements; $83.2 million in criminal fines, penalties, and restitution ordered; $74.6 million in administrative recoveries; and $1.6 million in recovered Government property.

In our Administrative Investigations component, the DoD Hotline received 6,540 contacts, opened 2,973 cases, and closed 2,764 cases. Administrative Investigations also received a total of 339 senior official investigations and 797 whistleblower reprisal or restriction complaints in the first half of fiscal year 2016.

During this reporting period, our Special Plans and Operations component issued three reports, including a classified report on report on equipping and training the Sunni Popular Mobilization Forces in Iraq. Our Intelligence and Special Program Assessments component released three classified reports, including one on intelligence support countering weapons of mass destruction.

Our Policy and Oversight component issued 10 evaluation reports involving its oversight of audit, investigative, and technical issues in DoD involving oversight of audit, investigative, and technical issues in DoD.

The DoD OIG also continues its important work as the Lead Inspector General for two overseas contingency operations—Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. We continue to work closely with our OIG partners, particularly the U.S. Department of State OIG and the U.S. Agency for International Development OIG to provide coordinated oversight and reporting over these contingency operations.

 

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DoD OIG Semiannual Report to the Congress | October 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016