May 11, 2020

Project Announcement: Evaluation of the Navy's Plans and Response to the Coronavirus-Disease-2019 Outbreak Onboard Ships (Project No. D2020-DEV0SI-0127.000)

We plan to begin the subject evaluation in May 2020. The objective of this evaluation is to determine whether the Navy has implemented policies and procedures to prevent and mitigate the spread of infectious diseases, such as coronavirus-disease-2019 (COVID-19), on ships and submarines. In addition, we will determine whether mitigation measures that are effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19 were implemented across the fleet. We may revise the objective as the evaluation proceeds, and we will also consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives.

May 11, 2020

Project Announcement: Evaluation of the U.S. Combatant Commands’ Responses to the Coronavirus Disease–2019 (Project No. D2020-DEV0PD-0130.000)

We plan to begin the subject evaluation in May 2020. 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 executed pandemic response plans; and to identify the challenges encountered in implementing the response plans and the impact to operations resulting from the coronavirus disease–2019 (COVID-19).

May 11, 2020

Project Announcement: Audit of Contracts for DoD Information Technology Products and Services Procured by DoD Components in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (Project No. D2020-D000CS-0129.000)

We plan to begin the subject audit in May 2020. The objective of this audit is to determine whether DoD Components used supplemental funding, received in response to the coronavirus–19 (COVID-19) pandemic, to procure IT products and services in accordance with applicable DoD and Federal requirements.

May 4, 2020

Project Announcement: Evaluation of Defense Logistics Agency Contracts for Ventilators in Response to the Coronavirus-Disease-2019 Outbreak (Project No. D2020-DEV0SA-0124.000)

We plan to begin the subject evaluation immediately. The objective of this evaluation is to determine whether the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) adequately contracted to acquire ventilators in response to the global coronavirus-disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, including how DLA identified contract requirements and provided oversight of the time-phased delivery of ventilators.

April 30, 2020

Project Announcement: Audit of Contracts for Equipment and Supplies in Support of the Coronavirus Disease–2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic (Project No. D2020-D000AX-0110.000)

We plan to begin the subject audit in April 2020. The objective of this audit is to determine whether the DoD paid fair and reasonable prices for laboratory equipment and personal protective equipment procured in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 27, 2020

Special Report on Protecting Patient Health Information During the COVID‑19 Pandemic (DODIG-2020-080)

Publicly Released: April 27, 2020

The DoD Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG) recognizes that MTFs are seeing and treating patients at increasing rates. The DoD OIG is providing this document to share lessons learned and best practices that we identified during our previous work related to the security and protection of PHI at MTFs.

April 23, 2020

Project Announcement: Audit of Controls Over Costs for Health Care Claims for Services Related to COVID-19 (Project No. D2020-D000AW-0117.000)

We plan to begin the subject audit in April 2020. The objective of this audit is to determine whether the Defense Health Agency effectively controlled costs for health care claims related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 6, 2020

COVID-19 Expenditures — Lessons Learned Regarding Awareness of Potential Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Risk

On April 6, the DoD OIG shared the COVID-19 Expenditures — Lessons Learned Regarding Awareness of Potential Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Risk memorandum with DoD leaders to share best practices and lessons learned during previous oversight work. We believe that this document can help the DoD use CARES Act funds effectively, while at the same time seeking to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse.

April 1, 2020

Project Announcement: Research for Future Audits and Evaluations Related to the Effects of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus on DoD Operations (Project No. D2020-D000RM-0108.000)

The World Health Organization declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern for the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on January 30, 2020. On January 31, 2020, the Secretary of Health and Human Services declared a Public Health Emergency in the United States and announced new measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.