June 1, 2022

Project Announcement: Audit of DoD Use of the Government Purchase Card in Response to the Coronavirus Disease–2019 Pandemic (Project No. D2022-D000AX-0143.000)

We plan to begin the subject audit in June 2022. Section 4754, title 10, United States Code requires the DoD Office of Inspector General to conduct periodic audits of the Government Purchase Card program. The objective of this audit is to determine whether cardholders used the Government Purchase Card to support DoD's response to the Coronavirus Disease–2019 pandemic in accordance with Federal and DoD policies. We may revise the objective as the audit proceeds, and we will also consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives.

Feb. 28, 2022

Project Announcement: Audit of Military Departments’ Processing of Coronavirus Disease–2019 Vaccination Exemptions and Disciplinary Actions for Active Duty Service Members (Project No. D2022-D000AW-0081.000)

We plan to begin the subject audit in February 2022. The objective of this audit is to determine whether the Military Departments are processing exemption requests for the Coronavirus Disease–2019 vaccination and taking disciplinary actions for active duty Service members in accordance with Federal and DoD guidance. We may revise the objective as the audit proceeds, and we will also consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives.

Dec. 7, 2021

Project Announcement: Audit of DoD Actions Taken to Implement Cybersecurity Protections Over Remote Access Software in the Coronavirus Disease–2019 Telework Environment (Project No. D2022-D000CR-0043.000)

We plan to begin the subject audit in December 2021. We are conducting the subject audit at the request of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. The objective of this audit is to determine the actions taken by the DoD to configure remote access software used to facilitate telework during the coronavirus disease–2019 (COVID-19) pandemic to protect DoD networks and systems from potential malicious activity. We will also determine the extent to which the DoD implemented security controls to protect remote connections to its networks. We may revise the objective as the audit proceeds, and we will consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives.

Dec. 6, 2021

Project Announcement: Audit of DoD Actions Taken to Protect DoD Information When Using Collaboration Tools During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Project No. D2022-D000CR-0038.000)

The DoD Office of Inspector General will begin the subject audit in December 2021. The objective of this audit is to determine whether DoD’s deployment of collaboration tools used to facilitate telework during the coronavirus disease–2019 (COVID-19) pandemic exposed DoD networks and systems to potential malicious activity, and the extent to which the DoD implemented security controls to protect the collaboration tools used on its networks. We will perform this audit in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards. We may revise the objective as the audit proceeds, and we will consider suggestions from DoD management for additional or revised objectives.

Oct. 26, 2021

Project Announcement: Audit of DoD Grants and Cooperative Agreements With Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Obligations (Project No. D2022-D000AT-0029.000)

We plan to begin the subject audit in October 2022. The objective of this audit is to determine whether the DoD obligated Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to grants and cooperative agreements for appropriate expenses incurred in preventing, preparing for, or responding to coronavirus disease–2019. We may revise the objective as the audit proceeds, and we will also consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives.

Aug. 23, 2021

Project Announcement: Evaluation of Department of Defense Military Medical Treatment Facility Challenges During the Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic in Fiscal Year 2021 (Project No. D2021-DEV0PB-0144.000)

We plan to begin the subject evaluation in August 2021. The objective of this evaluation is to determine the challenges, concerns, and needs encountered by medical personnel working at DoD Military Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs) during the COVID-19 pandemic. We may revise the objective as the evaluation proceeds, and we will also consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives.

July 12, 2021

Project Announcement: Audit of Selected Combatant Commands' Execution of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Funding (Project No. D2021-D000RH-0142.000)

We plan to begin the subject audit in July 2021. The objective of this audit is to determine whether U.S. Africa Command, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, and U.S. Southern Command officials used Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funding to support the coronavirus disease–2019 pandemic response and operations in accordance with Federal laws and DoD policies.

June 9, 2021

Project Announcement: Audit of the U.S. Northern Command Execution of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Funding (Project No. D2021-D000AU-0134.000)

We plan to begin the subject audit in June 2021. We are conducting this audit in response to allegations made to the Defense Hotline. The objective of this audit is to determine whether U.S. Northern Command officials used Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funding to support the coronavirus disease–2019 pandemic response in accordance with Federal laws and DoD policies. We may revise the objective as the audit proceeds, and we will also consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives.

June 7, 2021

Project Announcement: Evaluation of Combatant Commands Communication Challenges with Foreign Nation Partners during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Mitigation Efforts (Project No. D2021-DEV0PD-0132.000)

We plan to begin the subject evaluation in June 2021. The objective of this evaluation is to determine how U.S. Africa Command, U.S. Central Command, U.S. European Command, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, U.S. Southern Command, and their Component Commands mitigated communication problems with partner nations during the COVID-19 pandemic, document those mitigation strategies, and consider whether these strategies should be employed in future operations where personal interaction is not possible. We may revise the objective as the evaluation proceeds, and we will consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives.

May 10, 2021

Project Announcement: Audit of the DoD Certification Process for Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Section 4003 Loans Provided to Companies Designated as Critical to Maintaining National Security (Project No. D2021-D000AV-0121.000)

We plan to begin the subject audit in May 2021. The objective of this audit is to determine the effectiveness of the DoD’s processes to certify and approve businesses critical to maintaining national security for loans under Section 4003 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. We may revise the objective as the audit proceeds, and we will also consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives.