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June 14, 2021

The Department of Defense Office of Inspector General’s Report to Congress Pursuant to Section 554 of the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act

Publicly Released: June 14, 2021

As required by Section 554, this report describes the duties and responsibilities of the Deputy Inspector General for Diversity and Inclusion and Extremism in the Military (DIEM); the organization, structure, staffing, and funding of the office established to support the Deputy Inspector General in the execution of such duties and responsibilities; challenges to the establishment of the Deputy Inspector General and the office, including any shortfalls in personnel and funding; and the date by which we expect the Office of the Deputy Inspector General to reach full operational capability.

June 11, 2021

Audit of the Department of Defense’s Sea Transportation and Storage of Arms, Ammunition, and Explosives (DODIG-2021-093)

Publicly Released: June 15, 2021

The objective of this audit was to determine whether the DoD transported arms, ammunition, and explosives (AA&E) by sea in accordance with DoD regulations.

June 10, 2021

Audit of Munitions Storage in the U.S. European Command (DODIG-2021-090)

This report is classified. To file a Freedom of Information Act Request, please submit a request to FOIA Online.

June 9, 2021

Audit of the Reimbursement for Department of Defense Mission Assignments for Coronavirus Disease–2019 Pandemic Response in the U.S. Northern Command Area of Responsibility (DODIG-2021-091)

Publicly Released: June 11, 2021

The objective of this audit was to determine whether DoD Components (tasked units) requested and received reimbursement of costs incurred for support provided to coronavirus disease–2019 (COVID 19) pandemic response mission assignments in the U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) area of responsibility in accordance with DoD policies.

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.

June 2, 2021

Semiannual Report to the Congress – October 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021

Publicly Released: June 2, 2021

The Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, requires the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG) to prepare semiannual reports summarizing its activities for the preceding 6-month period. These semiannual reports are intended to keep the Secretary of Defense and Congress fully informed of significant findings, progress the DoD has made relating to those findings, and recommendations for improvement.

May 26, 2021

Oversight Review: DC National Guard's Use of Helicopters on June 1, 2020 (DODIG-2021-089)

Publicly Released: May 27, 2021

The DoD OIG Investigations of Senior Officials Directorate (ISO) conducted an oversight review of the District of Columbia National Guard (DCNG) command-directed investigation (Army Regulation (AR) 15-6 investigation). ISO also reviewed the September 22, 2020 Report of Investigation (ROI) and December 21, 2020 memorandum. The ROI and the AR 15-6 investigation examined actions surrounding the use of DCNG helicopters to support local law enforcement authorities during a civil disturbance in Washington, D.C., on June 1, 2020.

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.