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Lead Inspector General for Operation Freedom's Sentinel | Inspector General Oversight Activities in Afghanistan | February 21, 2017

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Feb. 28, 2017 —  This Lead Inspector General for Operation Freedom’s Sentinel report to the United States Congress on Inspector General oversight activities in Afghanistan fulfills a requirement established by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017. The Department of Defense Inspector General is the Lead Inspector General for Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

Section 1217 of the Act, enacted December 23, 2016, required the Lead Inspector General for Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, in coordination with the Inspector General of the Department of State, the Inspector General of the United States Agency for International Development , and the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction to submit to appropriate committees of Congress a report on the oversight activities planned in Afghanistan for fiscal year 2017. The report was required not later than 60 days after the date of enactment.

As required by Section 1217, this report provides the following:

1. A description of the requirements, responsibilities, and focus areas of each Inspector General of the United States planning to conduct oversight activities in Afghanistan during FY 2017.
2. A comprehensive list of the funding to be used for the oversight activities.
3. A list of the oversight activities and products anticipated to be produced by each Inspector General of the United States in connection with oversight activities in Afghanistan during FY 2017.
4. An identification of any anticipated overlap among Inspectors General of the United States of planned oversight activities in Afghanistan during FY 2017, and a justification for such overlap.
5. A description of the processes by which the Inspectors General of the United States coordinate and reduce redundancies in requests for information to United States Government officials executing funds in Afghanistan.
6. A description of the specific professional standards expected to be used to ensure the quality of different types of products issued by the Inspectors General of the United States regarding Afghanistan, including periodic reports to Congress and audits of Federal establishments, organizations, programs, activities, and functions.
7. Any other matters the Lead Inspector General for OFS considers appropriate.