Since February 2022, the U.S. Congress has appropriated more than $113 billion for the U.S. Government’s response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Robust, independent oversight of these funds is essential to ensure the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of the U.S. Government’s response efforts.
The Offices of Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the U.S. Department of State (State), and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) are committed to working together to provide Congress and the American public with timely updates on their efforts to identify waste, fraud, and abuse related to the Ukraine response and to promote the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of those programs and operations. In January 2023, we published our Joint Strategic Oversight Plan for Ukraine Response laying out our vision for coordinated oversight and our completed, planned, and pending work in this area.
This report builds on the Joint Strategic Oversight Plan and fulfills the DoD OIG’s reporting requirement under Section 1247 of the James M. Inhofe National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2023 and State and USAID OIGs’ reporting requirement under Section 1707 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023.
The DoD, State, and USAID OIGs, in partnership with other U.S. Government oversight organizations, have adopted a collaborative, whole-of-government approach to ensure that oversight efforts are comprehensive, relevant, timely, transparent, and preemptively avoid gaps in coverage or duplication of effort. This report describes that joint approach, details how we and our partners have responded to the challenge of overseeing the response in a dynamic operating environment, and outlines completed, ongoing, and planned oversight related to U.S. Ukraine response efforts.
Our offices have made oversight of the Ukraine response a top priority. Effectively communicating our plans and the results of our work to Congress and the public is essential to our oversight mission. As we complete oversight projects and adapt to changing circumstances in Ukraine, we will periodically update Congress on our efforts.