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March 10, 2020

Project Announcement: Audit of the Accuracy of the Improper Payment Estimates Reported for the Mechanization of Contract Administration Services System (Project No. D2020-D000FL-0098.000)

We plan to begin the subject audit in March 2020. The objective of this audit is to determine whether the Defense Finance and Accounting Service accurately identified and reported improper payments from payments processed through the Mechanization of Contract Administration Services system.

March 4, 2020

Project Announcement: Oversight of the Audit of the FY 2020 DoD Medicare-Eligible Retiree Health Care Fund Financial Statements (Project No. D2020-D000FT-0090.000)

We plan to begin the project immediately. We contracted with the independent public accounting firm of Kearney & Company, P.C., to audit the DoD Medicare-Eligible Retiree Health Care Fund Financial Statements for the fiscal years ending September 30, 2020, and September 30, 2019. Kearney & Company’s objective is to determine whether the FY 2020 DoD Medicare-Eligible Retiree Health Care Fund Financial Statements and related notes are presented fairly and in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States.

March 4, 2020

Project Announcement: Oversight of the Audit of the FY 2020 Defense Health Agency Contract Resource Management Financial Statements (Project No. D2020-D000FT-0091.000)

We plan to begin the project immediately. We contracted with the independent public accounting firm of Kearney & Company, P.C., to audit the Defense Health Agency Contract Resource Management Financial Statements for the fiscal years ending September 30, 2020, and September 30, 2019. Kearney & Company’s objective is to determine whether the FY 2020 Defense Health Agency Contract Resource Management Financial Statements and related notes are presented fairly and in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States.

March 2, 2020

Project Announcement: Evaluation of Department of Defense Oversight of Privatized Military Housing Contracts (Project No. D2020-DEV0PA-0096.000)

We plan to begin the congressionally mandated evaluation in March 2020. The objective of this evaluation is to determine whether the Department of Defense is providing effective oversight for privatized military housing contracts. We may revise the objective as the evaluation proceeds, and we will also consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives.

March 2, 2020

Project Announcement:Evaluation of Kinetic Targeting Processes in the U.S. Africa Command Area of Responsibility (Project No. D2020-DEVOPD-0093.000)

We plan to begin the subject evaluation in March 2020. The objective of this evaluation is to determine whether U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM) and U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) established and followed targeting procedures in the USAFRICOM AOR to reduce civilian casualties (CIVCAS) and collateral damage. We will also determine whether USAFRICOM and USSCOCOM followed CIVCAS reporting procedures in the USAFRICOM AOR. We may revise the objective as the evaluation proceeds, and we will consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives.

March 2, 2020

Project Announcement: Evaluation of the Operational Support Capabilities of Naval Support Activity Bahrain Waterfront Facilities (Project No. D2020-DEVOSR-0095.000)

We plan to begin the subject evaluation in March 2020. The objective of this evaluation is to determine whether the Ship Maintenance Support Facility and Mina Salman Pier, which the U.S. Navy accepted in 2019, meet the operational requirements of the U.S. Navy. Specifically, we plan to evaluate whether the Ship Maintenance Support Facility meets staging and laydown requirements and the Mina Salman Pier meets berthing requirements for homeported and deployed vessels. We may revise the objective as the evaluation proceeds, and we will also consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives.

Feb. 26, 2020

Project Announcement: Audit of the Defense Health Agency’s Controls Over Health Records of HighProfile DoD Personnel (Project No. D2020-D000AW-0037.000)

We plan to begin the subject audit in February 2020. The objective of this audit is to determine whether the Defense Health Agency effectively controlled access to health records of high-profile DoD personnel, according to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). We may revise the objective as the audit proceeds, and we will also consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives.

Feb. 24, 2020

Project Announcement: Joint Audit of the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs Efforts to Achieve Electronic Health Record Interoperability (DoD OIG Project No. D2020-D000CR-0092.000)

The Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Inspector General and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Inspector General plan to begin the subject joint audit in February 2020. The objective of this joint audit is to determine the extent to which the actions taken by the DoD and VA in acquiring and implementing a common, commercial electronic health record system and supporting architecture will achieve interoperability among the Departments and with external health care providers.

Feb. 24, 2020

Project Announcement: Termination of the Audit of DoD Military Health System Interoperability With Health Care Systems of the Department of Veterans Affairs and External Health Care Providers (Project No. D2019-D000CR-0156.000)

We announced the subject audit on June 26, 2019, (attached). The objective was to determine whether the DoD is developing standards and implementing controls to provide interoperability between the health care systems of the DoD, Department of Veterans Affairs, and external health care providers. We are terminating this audit because we plan to conduct a joint audit with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General on actions taken by the Departments to achieve interoperability.

Feb. 18, 2020

Project Announcement: Evaluation of U.S. Central Command's Defense of Critical Assets Within its Area of Responsibility Against Missiles and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Project No. D2020-DEVOPC-0079.000)

We plan to begin the subject evaluation in February 2020. The objective of this evaluation is to determine whether U.S. Central Command is prepared to defend critical assets within its area of responsibility against missile and unmanned aircraft system threats. We will consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives.