DoD IG Semiannual Report to the Congress | April 1, 2015 to September 30, 2015
The Semiannual Report to the Congress has been issued for the reporting period of April 1, 2015, to September 30, 2015, issued in accordance with the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended. The report summarizes the scope of DoD IG’s oversight activities, as well as the contributions of the audit and investigative agencies of the military departments.
During the reporting period the DoD IG issued 80 reports that identified $384.4 million in questioned costs and $1.8 billion in funds put to better use. The DoD IG also achieved $180.8 million in financial savings based on management-completed corrective actions to reports issued during this and previous reporting periods. Auditing issued 57 reports with over 200 recommendations, identifying potential cost savings and funds that could be put to better use; ensure the safety of service members; address improvements in DoD operations, financial reporting, and accountability; ensure the Department complied with statutory mandates; and identify new efficiencies. DoD IG auditing reports addressed deficiencies with the Department’s acquisitions, management of contracts, financial management, audit readiness efforts, health and readiness of the total force, cyber operations, and equipping and training Afghan security forces. Investigations–Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS) opened 268 cases, closed 282 cases, and has 1,625 ongoing investigations. Cases resolved in this reporting period primarily addressed criminal allegations of procurement fraud, public corruption, product substitution, illegal transfer of technology, health care fraud, and computer crime. Additionally, DCIS seized assets totaling $12 million, had final orders of forfeiture totaling $45 million, and monetary judgments in the amount of $54 million. Assets that have been seized include cash/currency, financial instruments, real property, and vehicles. Administrative Investigations (AI) received a total of 322 senior official and 643 whistleblower reprisal/restriction complaints in the during the reporting period; and closed a total of 425 senior official and 555 whistleblower reprisal restriction complaints. The DoD Hotline received 5,932 contacts, opened 2,250 cases, and closed 2,797 cases