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May 6, 2019

Project Announcement: Evaluation of Air Refueling Support to the U.S. Strategic Command's Nuclear Deterrence Mission (Project No. D2019-DISPA 1-0152.000)

We plan to begin the subject evaluation in May 2019. Our objective is to determine whether the U.S. Air Force has mission capable aircraft and aircrew to meet U.S. Strategic Command's Operation Global Citadel air refueling requirements. Specifically, we will focus on the KC-13 5 aircraft nuclear mission readiness, associated aircrew nuclear mission readiness, and the required installation support needed to meet the OPORD requirements. We will consider suggestions from management on additional or revised objectives.

May 6, 2019

Project Announcement: Evaluation of DoD Processes and Procedures for Issuing Post Government Employment Opinion Letters in Compliance with Section 847 Requirements (Project No. D2019-D00SPO-0126.000)

This is a congressionally-mandated evaluation. We plan to begin the subject evaluation in May 2019. The objective is to determine whether DoD processes and procedures enable designated agency ethics officials to issue opinion letters required under Section 847. We will also determine whether DoD agencies and covered officials are complying with the requirements to request and complete opinion letters.

May 6, 2019

Project Announcement: Followup Audit of DoD and Military Department Corrective Actions Taken in Response to DoD OIG Reports on Military Housing (Project No. D2019-D000RL-0117.000)

We plan to begin the subject audit in May 2019. The objective of this followup audit is to determine whether the DoD connected previously identified deficiencies in prior military housing reports. In addition, this followup audit will determine whether the DoD established oversight procedures to ensure that service members and their families have access to safe housing. We will consider suggestions from management on additional or revised objectives.

May 6, 2019

Project Announcement: Evaluation of the Army's Tactical Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Payload Program (Project No. D2019-DISPA-0141.000)

We plan to begin the subject evaluation in May 2019. Our objective is determine whether Army's development and deployment of Tactical signals intelligence payload for unmanned aerial systems meeting requirements operational units.

April 29, 2019

Project Announcement: Evaluation of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve's Military Information Support Operations (Project No. D2019-DEV000-0150.000)

We plan to begin the subject evaluation in May 2019. The objective is to determine whether Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve effectively planned and executed Military Information Support Operations to counter ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

April 23, 2019

Project Announcement: Evaluation of DoD Contracting Officer Actions on Questioned Direct Costs (Project No. D2019-DAPOCF-0130.000)

We will begin the subject project in April 2019. Our objective is to determine whether the actions taken by DoD contracting officers on questioned direct costs reported by Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) are in compliance with federal regulations, DoD policy, and agency policy. We will consider suggestions from management on additional or revised objectives. The Attachment shows a listing ofDCAA audit reports we have tentatively selected for evaluation.

April 16, 2019

Project Announcement: Audit of Cybersecurity Requirements for the DoD Weapon Systems Acquisition Process (Project No. D2019-D000CR-0146.000)

We plan to begin the subject audit in April 2019. The objective is to determine whether the DoD Components initially define and continuously update cybersecurity requirements based on known and intelligence-based cybersecurity risks, throughout the DoD weapon systems acquisition process. We will consider suggestions from management on additional or revised objectives.

April 15, 2019

Project Announcement: External Peer Review of the Defense Contract Audit Agency (Project No. D2019-DEVOS0-0149.000)

We will begin the subject external peer review in April 2019. The Government Auditing Standards (GAS) require that an audit organization performing audits in accordance with GAS 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 period ending June 30, 2019, whether DCAA' s system of quality control was suitably designed and whether the DCAA complied with it to provide reasonable assurance that DCAA, including its personnel, performed and reported in conformity with applicable professional standards.

April 10, 2019

Project Announcement: Audit of Security Assistance Program Assets (Project No. D2019-D000FP-0139.000)

We plan to begin the subject audit in April 2019. Our objective is to determine whether the DoD Components have identified and reported the security assistance program assets to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency and excluded these assets from their financial statements. Additionally, we will determine whether the DoD is recovering its costs for managing and providing security assistance program assets. We will consider suggestions from management on additional or revised objectives.

April 8, 2019

Project Announcement: Agreed-Upon Procedures for Reviewing the FY 2019 Civilian Payroll Withholding Data and Enrollment Information (Project No. D2019-D000FP-0137.000)

We plan to begin the agreed-upon procedures in April 2019. The Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 19-01, "Audit Requirements for Federal Financial Statements," October 4, 2018, requires that we perform certain agreed-upon procedures on DoD payroll and personnel files.