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July 22, 2019

Whistleblower Reprisal Investigation: Willowheart, Limited Liability Company Fort Bragg, North Carolina DODIG-2019-104

Publicly released: July 25, 2019 The DoD Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG) conducted this investigation in response to an allegation that on December 22, 2017, Willowheart Limited Liability Company (Willowheart) placed [REDACTED] (the Complainant), Contract Security Guard (CSG), Willowheart, on a temporary administrative leave of absence without pay, in reprisal for reporting violations of North Carolina state law, and for reporting abuse of authority to Inspectors General (IGs) and a contracting officer representative (COR).

July 18, 2019

Audit of Air Force Accountability of Government Property and Oversight of Contractual Maintenance Requirements in the Contract Augmentation Program IV in Southwest Asia DODIG-2019-103

Publicly released: July 22, 2019 The objective of this audit was to determine whether the Air Force accounted for Government-furnished property (GFP) and provided oversight of contractual maintenance requirements in the Contract Augmentation Program IV in Southwest Asia. We reviewed four Air Force Contract Augmentation Program (AFCAP) IV task orders in Kuwait, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.

July 17, 2019

Project Announcement: Audit of DoD Military Treatment Facility Safety and Security of Radioactive Materials (Project No. D2019-D000AX-0183.000)

We plan to begin the subject audit in July 2019. Our objective is to determine whether DoD and military medical treatment facility management properly trained personnel, conducted inspections and program reviews, and accounted for inventory levels for the safety and security of radioactive materials. We will consider suggestions from management on additional or revised objectives.

July 16, 2019

Report of Investigation: Ms. Dana W. White and Mr. Charles Summers, Jr. Senior Executive Service Office of the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs DODIG-2019-101

Publicly released: July 18, 2019 We received and investigated allegations of reprisal and misconduct against Ms. Dana W. White, Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs (ATSD(PA)), and her deputy, Mr. Charles Summers, Jr., Principal Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs.

July 15, 2019

Project Announcement: Evaluation of DoD Contracting Officer Actions Taken on Defense Contract Audit Agency Report Findings Involving Two of the Five Largest DoD Contractors (Project No. D2019-DEV0SO-0174.000)

We will begin the subject evaluation in July 2019. Our objective is to determine whether the actions taken by DoD contracting officers on Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) audit report findings for two of the five largest DoD contractors complied with Federal acquisition regulations, DoD policy, and DoD component policies. We will consider suggestions from management on additional or revised objectives. The Attachment shows a listing of DCAA audit reports we have tentatively selected to accomplish the evaluation objective.

July 15, 2019

Project Announcement: Audit of Defense Hotline Allegations Concerning the Defense Microelectronics Activity (Project No. D2019-D000AT-0182.000)

We plan to begin the subject audit in July 2019. We are conducting this audit in response to allegations made to the Defense Hotline. Our objective is to determine whether the Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) Advanced Reconfigurable Manufacturing for Semiconductors facility has manufactured and fielded replacement integrated circuit chips for DoD obsolete weapons system circuits. We will consider suggestions from management on additional or revised objectives.

July 8, 2019

Project Announcement: Audit of TransDigm Group, Inc.’s Business Model and Its Affect on DoD Spare Parts Pricing (Project No. D2019-D000AT-0181.000)

We plan to begin the subject audit in July 2019. We are conducting this audit in response to a congressional request. Our objective is to determine whether TransDigm Group Inc.’s business model affects the DoD’s ability to pay fair and reasonable prices for spare parts. We will consider suggestions from management on additional or revised objectives.

July 8, 2019

Project Announcement: Evaluation of Mental Health Access to Care in the Department of Defense (Project No. D2019-DEVOPB-0178.000)

We plan to begin our evaluation in July 2019. Our objective is to determine how the DoD meets outpatient mental health access to care standards for active duty service members and their families in accordance with law and applicable DoD policies. We will look at appointment booking and referral processes for outpatient mental health care. 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.

July 8, 2019

Project Announcement: Evaluation of DoD Enhanced End-Use Monitoring for Equipment Transferred to the Government of Ukraine (Project No. D2019-DEVOPB-0169.000)

We plan to begin this evaluation in July 2019. Our objective is to determine whether the DoD's transfer to the Government of Ukraine military equipment requiring enhanced end-use monitoring (EEUM), such as Javelin missiles, Javelin Command Launch Units, night vision devices, or any other EEUM item, is in accordance with law and DoD guidance. In addition, we will determine whether Ukraine's security and accountability of the EEUM military equipment meet the criteria prescribed by law and regulation. We will consider suggestions from management on additional or revised objectives.

July 8, 2019

Project Announcement: Audit of Labor Qualifications for Defense Health Agency Information Technology and Telecommunications Contracts (Project No. D2019-D000AW-0180.000)

We plan to begin the subject audit in July 2019. This audit is being conducted in response to allegations made to the Defense Hotline. The objective of our audit is to determine whether contractor employees met the labor qualifications for Defense Health Agency information technology and telecommunications contracts. We will consider suggestions from management on additional or revised objectives.