May 6, 2021

Project Announcement: Research on Potential Changes to Survivable and Endurable Portions of Integrated Threat, Warning, and Attack Assessment Capabilities (Research Project No. D2021- DEV0SN-0123.000)

We plan to begin our research in May 2021. The objective of the research project is to gather and analyze data, make inquiries, and conduct research for a potential evaluation on the DoD’s proposed changes to survivable and endurable Integrated Threat, Warning, and Attack Assessment (ITW/AA) capabilities.

May 3, 2021

Project Announcement: Evaluation of the Department of Defense’s Efforts to Address the Climate Resilience of U.S. Military Installations in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic (Project No. D2021-DEV0PC-0106.000)

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 addressed the climate resilience of U.S. military installations in the Arctic and sub-Artic. We may revise the objective as the evaluation proceeds, and we will also consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives.

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 26, 2021

Project Announcement: Quality Control Review of Warren Averett, LLC FY 2019 Single Audit of DEFENSEWERX, Inc (Project No. D2021-DEV0SO-0114.000)

We will be performing a quality control review of the FY 2019 single audit of DEFENSEWERX, Inc., under Project No. D2021-DEV0SO-0114.000. We plan to begin the review on May 3, 2021. The single audit is required by Title 2 Code of Federal Regulations part 200, “Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.” The objective of our review is to determine whether Warren Averett, LLC performed the FY 2019 single audit of DEFENSEWERX, Inc., in accordance with applicable auditing standards and Federal requirements for single audits.

April 21, 2021

Project Announcement: Termination of the Audit of the Department of Defense Disposition Analysis of Counter-Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Acquired Through the Urgent Capability Acquisition Process (Project No. D2019-D000AU-0202.000)

We announced the subject audit on August 30, 2019, (attached). The objective was to determine whether DoD Components adequately completed the disposition analysis of Counter-Small Unmanned Aerial Systems acquired through the urgent capability acquisition process in accordance with DoD guidance. We are terminating this audit because the coronavirus disease–2019 pandemic impacted the operational environment and the team’s ability to effectively complete the audit.

April 13, 2021

Project Announcement: Agreed-Upon Procedures for Reviewing the FY 2021 Civilian Payroll Withholding Data and Enrollment Information (Project No. D2021-D000FP-0088.000)

We plan to begin the agreed-upon procedures in April 2021. The Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 19-03, “Audit Requirements for Federal Financial Statements,” August 27, 2019, requires that we perform certain agreed-upon procedures on DoD payroll and personnel files. Our objective is to assist the Office of Personnel Management in assessing whether retirement, health benefits, and life insurance withholdings and contributions, as well as enrollment information submitted via the Semiannual Headcount Report by the Defense Finance and Accounting Service for FY 2021 were reasonable.

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 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 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 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.