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May 13, 2019

Project Announcement: Research on the Data Associated with the Department of Defense Surveillance of Suicide Related Events (Project No D2019-DEV000-0160.000)

We plan to begin the subject research project in May 2019. The objective of the research project is to evaluate potential evaluation topics by gathering and analyzing the data and methods the Department of Defense and Military Services use to surveille suicides and suicide attempts. In addition to analyzing the data, we will make inquiries and conduct general research on DoD and Military Service suicide databases. No reports will be issued from this research project.

May 13, 2019

Project Announcement: Followup Audit on Prior OIG Reports Related to the Army’s Implementation of the Acquire-to-Retire and Budget-to-Report End-to-End Business Processes in the General Fund Enterprise Business System (Project No. D2019-D000FI-0158.000)

We plan to begin the subject audit in May 2019. The objective of this followup audit is to determine whether the Army implemented corrective actions in response to seven open recommendations in Report No. DODIG-2013-130.

May 8, 2019

Audit of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency—Security Assistance Accounts DODIG-2019-085

We determined whether the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA)—Security Assistance Accounts (SAA) September 30, 2017, balance sheet was accurate and whether the DSCA and Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) implemented effective controls over financial reporting for the SAAs.

May 7, 2019

Lead Inspector General for Operation Inherent Resolve I Quarterly Report to the United States Congress I January 1, 2019 - March 31, 2019

This is the 17th Lead Inspector General (Lead IG) report to the United States Congress on Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), the overseas contingency operation (OCO) to combat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The report covers the period January 1, 2019 to March 31, 2019, and summarizes the quarter’s key events and describes completed, ongoing, and planned Lead IG and partner agency oversight work related to OIR.

May 6, 2019

Project Announcement: Evaluation of Air Refueling Support to the U.S. Strategic Command's Nuclear Deterrence Mission (Project No. D2019-DISPA 1-0152.000)

We plan to begin the subject evaluation in May 2019. Our objective is to determine whether the U.S. Air Force has mission capable aircraft and aircrew to meet U.S. Strategic Command's Operation Global Citadel air refueling requirements. Specifically, we will focus on the KC-13 5 aircraft nuclear mission readiness, associated aircrew nuclear mission readiness, and the required installation support needed to meet the OPORD requirements. We will consider suggestions from management on additional or revised objectives.

May 6, 2019

Project Announcement: Evaluation of DoD Processes and Procedures for Issuing Post Government Employment Opinion Letters in Compliance with Section 847 Requirements (Project No. D2019-D00SPO-0126.000)

This is a congressionally-mandated evaluation. We plan to begin the subject evaluation in May 2019. The objective is to determine whether DoD processes and procedures enable designated agency ethics officials to issue opinion letters required under Section 847. We will also determine whether DoD agencies and covered officials are complying with the requirements to request and complete opinion letters.

May 6, 2019

Project Announcement: Followup Audit of DoD and Military Department Corrective Actions Taken in Response to DoD OIG Reports on Military Housing (Project No. D2019-D000RL-0117.000)

We plan to begin the subject audit in May 2019. The objective of this followup audit is to determine whether the DoD connected previously identified deficiencies in prior military housing reports. In addition, this followup audit will determine whether the DoD established oversight procedures to ensure that service members and their families have access to safe housing. We will consider suggestions from management on additional or revised objectives.

May 6, 2019

Project Announcement: Evaluation of the Army's Tactical Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Payload Program (Project No. D2019-DISPA-0141.000)

We plan to begin the subject evaluation in May 2019. Our objective is determine whether Army's development and deployment of Tactical signals intelligence payload for unmanned aerial systems meeting requirements operational units.

April 29, 2019

Project Announcement: Evaluation of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve's Military Information Support Operations (Project No. D2019-DEV000-0150.000)

We plan to begin the subject evaluation in May 2019. The objective is to determine whether Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve effectively planned and executed Military Information Support Operations to counter ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

April 25, 2019

Report of Investigation: Mr. Patrick M. Shanahan Acting Secretary of Defense DODIG-2019-082

On March 15, 2019, we initiated an investigation into allegations that Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan, took actions to promote his former employer, Boeing, and disparage its competitors, allegedly in violation of his ethical obligations. We received similar allegations from various referrals.