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May 3, 2021

Project Announcement: Evaluation of the DoD’s Actions Regarding the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (Project No. D2021-DEV0SN-0116.000)

We plan to begin the subject evaluation in May 2021. The objective of this evaluation is to determine the extent to which the DoD has taken actions regarding Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP). We may revise the objective as the evaluation proceeds, and we will consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives. We will perform the evaluation at the Offices of the Secretary of Defense, Military Services, Combatant Commands, Combat Support Agencies, Defense Agencies, and the Military Criminal Investigative Organizations. We may identify additional locations during the evaluation.

April 7, 2021

Project Announcement: Evaluation of DoD Contracting Officer Actions on Terminated Contract Costs (Project No. D2021-DEV0SO-0113.000)

We plan to begin the subject evaluation in April 2021. The objective of this evaluation is to determine the extent to which DoD contracting officers complied with the Federal Acquisition Regulation, DoD policy, and Agency policy when they negotiated the costs on terminated DoD contracts, including those contracts that may have been terminated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. To accomplish the objective, we plan to evaluate the DoD contracting officer actions on a representative sample of terminated contracts that were negotiated from January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2020.

April 6, 2021

Project Announcement: Audit of Training Ranges in the U.S. European Command (Project No. D2021-D000RH-0110.000)

We plan to begin the subject audit in April 2021. The objective of this audit is to determine whether select training ranges in Europe have the capability and capacity to support readiness requirements of forces assigned to the U.S. European Command. We may revise the objective as the audit proceeds, and we will also consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives.

April 6, 2021

Project Announcement: Audit of U.S. Army Base Operations and Security Support Services Contract Government-Furnished Property in Kuwait (Project No. D2021-D000RJ-0107.000)

We plan to begin the subject audit in April 2021. The objective of this audit is to determine whether the Army effectively accounted for Government-Furnished Property provided to the base operations and security support services contractor in Kuwait. We may revise the objective as the audit proceeds, and we will consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives.

April 1, 2021

Project Announcement: Audit of Medical Conditions of Residents in Privatized Military Housing (Project No. D2021-D000AX-0105.000)

We plan to begin the subject audit in April 2021. Public Law 116-283 “William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021,” January 1, 2021, requires this audit. The objective of this audit is to determine the percentage of privatized military housing units that have been determined to be unsafe, unhealthy, or both. We will attempt to determine the association of exposure to certain unsafe or unhealthy conditions in privatized military housing units and the rate of occurrence of associated medical conditions. We will also assess the DoD's efforts to track relationships between exposures and adverse health impacts. We may revise the objective as the audit proceeds, and we will also consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives.

March 29, 2021

Project Announcement: Evaluation of the DoD's Actions to Develop Interoperable Joint Logistics Enterprise Systems and Tools for Demand Forecasting (Project No. D2021-DEV0PC0108.000)

We plan to begin the subject evaluation in March 2021. The objective of this evaluation is to determine the extent to which the DoD developed interoperable Joint Logistics Enterprise systems and tools for forecasting demand for campaign and contingency planning, as required by Federal law and DoD policy. We may revise the objective as the evaluation proceeds, and we will also consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives.

March 29, 2021

Project Announcement: Evaluation of the Department of Defense's Reform of Privatized Military Housing Oversight Related to Health, Safety, and Environmental Hazards (Project No. D2021-DEV0SR-0093.000)

We plan to begin the subject evaluation in March 2021. This evaluation is the second in a series of three evaluations we will perform in response to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020 (Public Law 116-92), section 3044, “Inspector General Review of Department of Defense Oversight of Privatized Military Housing.” The objective of this evaluation is to determine the extent of the Department of Defense's compliance with privatized military housing oversight requirements related to health, safety, and environmental hazards in the FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act. We may revise the objective as the evaluation proceeds, and we will also consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives.

March 25, 2021

Project Announcement: • Audit of DoD Other Transactions and the Use of Non-Traditional Contractors (Project No. D2021-D000AX-0111.000)

We plan to begin the subject audit in March 2021. The objective of this audit is to determine whether DoD contracting officials used non-traditional contractors when awarding Other Transactions in accordance with applicable Federal laws and DoD policies.

March 25, 2021

Project Announcement: Attestation of the Department of State (DoS) Funds Transferred to the DoD for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Prevention (Project No. D2021-D000FT-0109.000)

We plan to begin the subject review in March 2021. Our objective is to determine whether the DoD used the funds transferred from the DoS in accordance with the memorandum of agreement between the DoD and the DoS to support efforts for the prevention, treatment, and control of and research on HIV/AIDS.

March 8, 2021

Project Announcement: External Peer Review of the National Guard Bureau Internal Review Office (Project No. D2021-DEV0SO-0100.000)

We will begin the subject peer review in March 2021. The Government Auditing Standards require that an audit organization performing audits in accordance with the Government Auditing Standards undergo an external peer review every 3 years by an organization that is independent of the organization being reviewed. Our objective is to determine, for the 3-year period ended February 28, 2021, whether the quality control system for the National Guard Bureau Internal Review Office was designed to provide reasonable assurance that the policies and procedures related to its system of audit quality are suitably designed, operating effectively, and complied with in practice.