July 15, 2020 —
The DoD OIG COVID-19 Oversight Plan describes the independent audits, evaluations, and investigations that the DoD OIG intends to conduct of DoD programs, operations, and activities being executed in response to the coronavirus disease–2019 (COVID-19).
Congress appropriated nearly $10.6 billion for the DoD to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19, domestically and internationally. In addition, Congress appropriated $20 million for the DoD OIG to conduct increased oversight of DoD operations and activities in response to COVID-19.
We reviewed the agency-wide distribution of CARES Act funds to plan and coordinate oversight of emerging COVID-19 challenges in DoD operations and programs such as health care, procurement, force readiness, and cyber and information technology.
Our oversight work will remain flexible and responsive to developing DoD requirements, to include reevaluating planned or ongoing work to determine whether work should be modified. The COVID-19 Oversight Plan is not a static document, and our projects may be modified as new challenges and risks emerge for the DoD.