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July 19, 2021

Project Announcement: Evaluation of the DoD’s Notification Procedures for the Presidential Emergency Satchel (Project No. D2021-DEV0SN-0145.000)

We plan to begin the subject evaluation in July 2021. The objective of this evaluation is to determine the extent that DoD processes and procedures are in place and adequate to alert DoD officials in the event that the Presidential Emergency Satchel is lost, stolen, or compromised. This evaluation will also determine the adequacy of the procedures the DoD has developed to respond to such an event. We may revise the objective as the evaluation proceeds, and we will also consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives.

July 12, 2021

Project Announcement: Follow-Up on Trans-Africa Airlift Support Contract Report (Project No. D2021- DEV0PD-0140.000)

We plan to begin the subject evaluation in July 2021. This evaluation will determine whether the actions taken in response to recommendations made in the Trans-Africa Airlift Support Contract Report (Report No. DoDIG-2018-116) resolved the underlying challenges related to USAFRICOM training; USAFRICOM’s conduct of Services Requirement Review Boards (SRRB); and USTRANSCOM’s policies and procedures for planning and executing external services acquisitions. We will consider suggestions from management on additional or revised objectives.

July 12, 2021

Project Announcement: Audit of Selected Combatant Commands' Execution of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Funding (Project No. D2021-D000RH-0142.000)

We plan to begin the subject audit in July 2021. The objective of this audit is to determine whether U.S. Africa Command, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, and U.S. Southern Command officials used Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funding to support the coronavirus disease–2019 pandemic response and operations in accordance with Federal laws and DoD policies.

July 12, 2021

Project Announcement: Audit of the Accuracy and Reliability of the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System Data (Project No. D2021-D000CX-0146.000)

We plan to begin the subject audit in July 2021. The objective of this audit is to determine the accuracy and reliability of the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System data that the DoD uses to make personnel and DoD workforce-related decisions.

June 21, 2021

Project Announcement: External Peer Review of the Defense Contract Management Agency, Office of Internal Audit and Inspector General (Project No. D2021-DEV0SO-0135.000)

We will begin the subject external peer review in June 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 three years by an organization that is independent of the organization being reviewed. Our objective is to determine, for the 3-year period ended May 31, 2021, whether the quality control system for the Defense Contract Management Agency Office of Internal Audit and Inspector General was designed to provide reasonable assurance that the policies and procedures related to the system of audit quality are suitably designed, operating effectively, and complied with in practice.

June 9, 2021

Project Announcement: Audit of the U.S. Northern Command Execution of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Funding (Project No. D2021-D000AU-0134.000)

We plan to begin the subject audit in June 2021. We are conducting this audit in response to allegations made to the Defense Hotline. The objective of this audit is to determine whether U.S. Northern Command officials used Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funding to support the coronavirus disease–2019 pandemic response in accordance with Federal laws and DoD policies. We may revise the objective as the audit proceeds, and we will also consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives.

June 7, 2021

Project Announcement: Evaluation of Combatant Commands Communication Challenges with Foreign Nation Partners during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Mitigation Efforts (Project No. D2021-DEV0PD-0132.000)

We plan to begin the subject evaluation in June 2021. 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 mitigated communication problems with partner nations during the COVID-19 pandemic, document those mitigation strategies, and consider whether these strategies should be employed in future operations where personal interaction is not possible. We may revise the objective as the evaluation proceeds, and we will consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives.

May 24, 2021

Project Announcement: Audit of the Tracking, Recovery, and Reuse of Department of Defense–Owned Shipping Containers (Project No. D2021-D000RK-0118.000)

We plan to begin the subject audit in May 2021. The objective of this audit is to determine to what extent the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps complied with DoD requirements to: (1) track, recover, and reuse DoD-owned shipping containers, and (2) include those containers in an accountable property system of record.

May 24, 2021

Project Announcement: Audit of the Military Services Actions for Improving Diversity and Inclusion in the DoD (Project No. D2021-D000RL-0122.000)

We plan to begin the subject audit in May 2021. This audit was initiated in response to the requirements of the FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, Section 554, “Inspector General Oversight of Diversity and Inclusion in Department of Defense, Supremacist, Extremist, or Criminal Gang Activity in the Armed Forces,” January 1, 2021. The objective of this audit is to determine to what extent the Military Services implemented actions to improve Diversity and Inclusion that were approved by the Secretary of Defense and agreed to by the Military Services in 2020.

May 20, 2021

Project Announcement: Audit of the Defense Health Agency's Reporting of Improper Payment Estimates for the Military Health Benefits Program (Project No. D2021-D000FL-0128.000)

We plan to begin the subject audit in May 2021. The objective of this audit is to determine whether the Defense Health Agency is accurately identifying and reporting improper payments as required by the Payment Integrity Information Act of 2019. We may revise the objective as the audit proceeds, and we will also consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives.