Sept. 28, 2012 —
The Department of Defense Inspector General and the Southwest Asia Joint Planning Group have issued the FY 2013 update to the Comprehensive Oversight Plan for Southwest Asia.
The Comprehensive Oversight Plan for Southwest Asia incorporates planned and ongoing oversight by members of the Southwest Asia Joint Planning Group. The plan update also includes ongoing oversight efforts related to Southwest Asia by the Government Accountability Office.
New this year is the inclusion of an overall strategic oversight plan for Afghanistan. The strategic oversight plan was developed for Afghanistan because most of the ongoing and planned oversight work in Southwest Asia occurs in Afghanistan or is related to Afghanistan. This plan is presented in two parts: (1) reconstruction, and (2) other than reconstruction.
The update includes descriptions of oversight projects that directly affect efforts in Southwest Asia and surrounding areas as of September 1, 2012. The projects may be conducted exclusively in theater, require travel into theater, or be conducted outside the theater. In addition to the audits of contracts, subcontracts, and task and delivery orders for logistical support being conducted, this comprehensive plan addresses other oversight areas including:
- asset accountability;
- transition of security responsibilities in Afghanistan;
- financial and logistics management;
- security rule of law;
- economic and social development.
The plan update also includes ongoing oversight efforts related to Southwest Asia by the Government Accountability Office.
The plan is in response to Public Law 110-181, “The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008,” Section 842, “Investigation of Waste, Fraud, and Abuse in Wartime Contracts and Contracting Processes in Iraq and Afghanistan,” January 28, 2008; and Public Law 110-417, “The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009,” Section 852, “Comprehensive Audit of Spare Parts, Purchases, and Depot Overhaul Maintenance of Equipment For Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan,” October 14, 2008.
The Southwest Asia planning group includes the inspectors general of the Department of Defense, Department of State, and the U.S. Agency for International Development; the special inspectors general for Iraq Reconstruction and Afghanistan Reconstruction; the Army Audit Agency; the Naval Audit Service; and the Air Force Audit Agency.
This plan may be revised and updated as necessary. The next scheduled update to this plan will be the FY 2014 update.