June 15, 2020

Project Announcement: Audit of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Contract Oversight Over the Construction of Alternative Care Sites for the Coronavirus Disease–2019 Response (Project No. D2020-D000AV-0144.000)

We plan to begin the subject audit in June 2020. The objective of this audit is to determine whether U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials established quality assurance controls for the Alternate Care Sites facilities constructed in response to the Coronavirus Disease-2019 pandemic. We may revise the objective as the audit proceeds, and we will also consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives.

June 15, 2020

Project Announcement: Evaluation of Access to DoD Information Technology and Communications During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Project No. D2020.D000CU-0125.000)

We plan to begin the subject evaluation in June 2020. The objective of this evaluation is to determine the extent to which DoD Components provided access to DoD information technology and communications 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.

June 10, 2020

Project Announcement: Audit of the DoD Military Installations’ Public Health Emergency Readiness (Project No. D2020-D000RG-0146.000)

We plan to begin the subject audit in June 2020. The objective of this audit is to determine whether military commanders implemented measures to prepare for, respond to, and recover from public health emergencies, such as coronavirus disease–2019 (COVID-19), on DoD installations. We may revise the objective as the audit proceeds, and we will also consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives.

June 8, 2020

Project Announcement: Audit of the Department of Defense Mission Assignments for Coronavirus Disease–2019 in the U.S. Northern Command Area of Responsibility (Project No. D2020-D000AU-0143.000)

We plan to begin the subject audit in June 2020. The objective of this audit is to determine whether U.S. Northern Command and supporting DoD Components identified, tracked, requested, and received reimbursement for coronavirus disease–2019 mission assignments in accordance with Federal and DoD policies. We may revise the objective as the audit proceeds, and we will consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives.

June 2, 2020

Special Report on Best Practices and Lessons Learned for DoD Contracting Officials in the Pandemic Environment (DODIG-2020-085)

Publicly Released: June 4, 2020

From 2006 through 2020, the DoD OIG and the Service Audit Agencies conducted 52 audits related to disaster relief response.  Of the 52 reports, 36 reports focused on oversight of contracting related to disaster response activities. We analyzed the 36 audit reports and identified several best practices and lessons learned related to contracting from the DoD’s previous disaster relief responses.

May 29, 2020

Project Announcement: Audit of Maintaining Cybersecurity in the COVID-19 Telework Environment (Project No. D2020-D000CR-0119.000)

We plan to begin the subject audit in May 2020. We are conducting this audit in compliance with Public Law No. 116-136, “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.” The objective of this audit is to determine whether DoD Components maintained network protections as the DoD workforce maximized the use of telework capabilities to ensure the continuity of mission essential tasks during the Coronavirus Disease–2019 pandemic. We may revise the objective as the audit proceeds, and we will also consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives.

May 27, 2020

Project Announcement: Audit of DoD Implementation of Section 3610 Authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. (Project No. D2020-D000AH-0137.000)

We plan to begin this audit in May 2020. The objective of this audit is to assess DoD’s implementation of section 3610 as authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, including whether contracting officers properly authorized and reimbursed contractor costs. We may revise the objective as the audit proceeds, and will also consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives.

May 26, 2020

Project Announcement: Audit of the Impact of Coronavirus Disease–2019 on Basic Military Training (Project No. D2020-D000RL-0118.000)

We plan to begin the subject audit in June 2020. The objective of this audit is to determine whether the DoD followed guidance and implemented procedures to prevent and reduce the spread of the coronavirus disease–2019 (COVID-19) at basic military training facilities, while maintaining military readiness. We may revise the objective as the audit proceeds, and we will also consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives.

May 18, 2020

Project Announcement: Audit of Infectious Disease Medical Treatment Capabilities at Al Udeid Air Base (Project No. D2020-D000RJ-0135.000)

We plan to begin the subject audit in May 2020. The objective of this audit is to determine whether Al Udeid Air Base (AUAB) has the capability to treat coronavirus disease–2019 (COVID-19) patients and isolate or quarantine suspected infected service members, civilians, and contractors.

May 13, 2020

Project Announcement: Audit of the Disinfection of DoD Facilities in Response to the Coronavirus Disease–2019 (Project No. D2020-D000RH-0128.000)

We plan to begin the subject audit in May 2020. The objective of this audit is to determine whether DoD officials cleaned and disinfected DoD facilities that were occupied by individuals suspected of, or confirmed as being positive for coronavirus disease–2019 (COVID-19) in accordance with Federal and DoD policies and procedures. We may revise the objective as the audit proceeds, and we will also consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives.