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Sept. 21, 2020

Project Announcement: Follow-up Evaluation of Report No. DODIG-2019-088, “Evaluation of DoD Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons in Kuwait,” June 11, 2019 (Project No. D2020-DEV0PA-0183.000)

We plan to begin the subject follow-up evaluation immediately. The objective of this follow-up evaluation is to determine whether the DoD implemented corrective actions for report recommendations in DODIG-2019-088, “Evaluation of DoD Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons in Kuwait,” June 11, 2019.

Sept. 14, 2020

Lead Inspector General for Operation Yukon Journey | Quarterly Report to the United States Congress | October 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019

On February 14, 2020, the Lead Inspector General (Lead IG) issued its fifth and final classified report on Operation Yukon Journey (OYJ)—the overseas contingency operation designated by the Secretary of Defense in February 2018 to degrade al Qaeda and ISIS-affiliated terrorists in the Middle East. As required by the Inspector General Act, the Lead IG reported on OYJ and provided the classified report to the federal agencies and congressional committees.

Sept. 14, 2020

Project Announcement: Evaluation of the DoD's Mitigation of Foreign Suppliers in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain (Project No. D2020-DEVOPB-0175.000)

We plan to begin our evaluation in September 2020. Our objective is to determine whether the DoD has mitigated the risks of interruptions to the pharmaceutical supply chain, due to the DoD's reliance on foreign suppliers. We will look at the extent of the DoD’s reliance on foreign suppliers, supply chain risk management strategies, pharmaceutical reserves, and pharmaceutical quality assurance programs. We may expand the objective and scope during the course of the evaluation if we find program oversight issues that require immediate management attention. We will also consider suggestions from management on additional or revised objectives for this evaluation.

Sept. 14, 2020

Project Announcement: Audit of Department of Defense (DoD) Selection of Middle-Tier Acquisition Rapid Prototyping and Rapid Fielding Programs (Project No. D2020-D000AW-0179.000)

We plan to begin the subject audit in September 2020. The objective of this audit is to determine whether the DoD Component acquisition officials managed programs for the middletier acquisition rapid prototyping or rapid fielding in accordance with DoD guidance. We may revise the objective as the audit proceeds, and we will also consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives.

Sept. 14, 2020

Project Announcement: Audit of Contracts Awarded and Administered by the Defense Media Activity (Project No. D2020-D000AV-0176.000)

We plan to begin the subject audit in September 2020. This audit is being conducted in response to allegations to the DoD Hotline. The objective of this audit is to determine whether Defense Media Activity personnel properly awarded and administered contracts in accordance with Federal and DoD regulations and guidance. We may revise the objective as the audit proceeds, and we will also consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives.

Sept. 4, 2020

Audit of the F-35 Program Office’s Beyond Economical Repair Process for Parts (DODIG-2020-123)

Publicly Released: September 9, 2020

The objective of this audit was to determine the extent that the F-35 Program Office’s Beyond Economical Repair (BER) process identified parts that were damaged and determined whether a part could be economically repaired, and whether a DoD official approved the contractor’s determination that a part could not be economically repaired.

Sept. 4, 2020

Evaluation of the Air Force’s Certification of Space Launch Vehicles (DODIG-2020-126)

Publicly Released: September 9, 2020

The objective of this evaluation was to determine whether Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) officials complied with the Air Force Launch Services New Entrant Certification Guide (NECG) when certifying the launch system designs for the National Security Space Launch (NSSL) class (formerly known as the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle class) SpaceX Falcon family of launch vehicles. Additionally, during the evaluation we expanded the objective to also determine whether SMC officials applied the design validation approach in the NECG to three other space launch providers’ new entrant launch vehicles that were in development: Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, United Launch Alliance, and Blue Origin, LLC. During the evaluation, these three launch providers’ certification processes were still in progress.

Sept. 4, 2020

Evaluation of the Department of Defense and Department of Defense Education Activity Responses to Incidents of Serious Juvenile-on-Juvenile Misconduct on Military Installations (DODIG-2020-127)

Publicly Released: September 9, 2020 The objectives of this evaluation were to determine whether the DoD and DoD Education Activity have adequate policies and procedures to respond to incidents of serious juvenile-on-juvenile misconduct, including sexual assault and sexual harassment; and referred serious juvenile-on-juvenile misconduct incidents to DoD law enforcement organizations and military and civilian child advocacy and health services.

Sept. 3, 2020

Audit of the Supply Chain Risk Management for the Navy's Nuclear Weapons Delivery System (DODIG-2020-122)

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

Sept. 3, 2020

Investigative Summary - Substantiated Findings of Military Whistleblower Reprisal and Restriction against a Member of the Army National Guard

The DoD Office of Inspector General initiated these investigations upon receipt of allegations that an Army National Guard (ARNG) major reprised against an ARNG second lieutenant for making protected communications and that a separate ARNG major attempted to restrict the second lieutenant from lawfully communicating with an Inspector General.