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The FY 2015 Joint Strategic Oversight Plan for Operation INHERENT RESOLVE Issued

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 The United States, with its coalition partners, has committed to degrade and ultimately defeat the terrorist group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The U.S. strategy involves several agencies for a whole-of-government approach and multiple lines of effort, including providing military support to coalition partners, preventing the flow of funds and fighters to ISIL, addressing humanitarian crises in the region, and exposing ISIL’s true nature. The U.S. strategy includes resources to support military operations associated with Operation INHERENT RESOLVE, and for diplomacy, governance, and security programs and activities.

The FY 2015 Joint Strategic Oversight Plan for Operation INHERENT RESOLVE identifies the initial unified oversight of the U.S. strategy to be conducted through the execution of audits, inspections, evaluations, and technical assessments by the Inspectors General for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), U.S. Department of State (DOS), and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). This plan is as of March 31, 2015.

The FY 2015 Joint Strategic Oversight Plan for Operation INHERENT RESOLVE was prepared pursuant to section 8L of the “Inspector General Act of 1978,” as amended, which establishes the responsibilities for a Lead Inspector General to provide for coordinated and comprehensive execution of oversight during an overseas contingency operation. In accordance with this requirement, on December 17, 2014, the Chair of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency designated the Inspector General for DoD as the Lead Inspector General for Operation INHERENT RESOLVE, which was designated as an overseas contingency operation on October 17, 2014. The Inspector General for DOS was appointed as the Associate Inspector General for Operation INHERENT RESOLVE on December 18, 2014.