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April 6, 2020

COVID-19 Expenditures — Lessons Learned Regarding Awareness of Potential Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Risk

On April 6, the DoD OIG shared the COVID-19 Expenditures — Lessons Learned Regarding Awareness of Potential Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Risk memorandum with DoD leaders to share best practices and lessons learned during previous oversight work. We believe that this document can help the DoD use CARES Act funds effectively, while at the same time seeking to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse.

April 1, 2020

Project Announcement: Research for Future Audits and Evaluations Related to the Effects of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus on DoD Operations (Project No. D2020-D000RM-0108.000)

The World Health Organization declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern for the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on January 30, 2020. On January 31, 2020, the Secretary of Health and Human Services declared a Public Health Emergency in the United States and announced new measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

March 31, 2020

Evaluation of Niger Air Base 201 Military Construction (DODIG-2020-077)

Publicly Released: April 2, 2020 The objective of this evaluation was to determine whether the U.S. Air Force effectively planned, designed, and constructed Air Base 201 in Niger to provide airfield and base support infrastructure in support of U.S. Africa Command operations.

March 31, 2020

Audit of United States Military Equipment Retrograded from Syria (DODIG-2020-075)

Publicly Released: April 2, 2020

The objective of this audit was to determine whether the DoD has secured and accounted for U.S. Military equipment retrograded from Syria.

March 31, 2020

Evaluation of Department of Defense Voting Assistance Programs for Calendar Year 2019 (DODIG-2020-076)

Publicly Released: April 2, 2020

In accordance with the requirements of section 1566, title 10, United States Code (10 U.S.C § 1566 [2014]), as amended, the objective of our evaluation was to report on, the effectiveness of voting assistance programs during the preceding calendar year; and the level of compliance with the voting assistance programs of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps during the preceding calendar year.

March 30, 2020

Project Announcement: Audit of Sea Transportation and Storage of Arms, Ammunition, and Explosives (Project No. D2020-D000RK-0103.000)

We plan to begin the subject audit in April 2020. The objective of this audit is to determine whether the DoD transports arms, ammunition, and explosives by sea in accordance with DoD Regulations. We may revise the objective as the audit proceeds, and we will also consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives.

March 25, 2020

Evaluation of the United States Air Force Enterprise Ground Services (DODIG-2020-074)

Publicly Released: March 27, 2020

The Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy requested that the DoD OIG evaluate the status of Air Force efforts to develop the Enterprise Ground Services (EGS). The objective of the evaluation was to determine whether the Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) developed a plan to implement EGS. We also reviewed the status of the AFSPC’s effort to implement the mandatory use of EGS by December 2028.

March 24, 2020

Audit of DoD Hotline Allegations Concerning the Defense Microelectronics Activity (DODIG-2020-072)

Publicly Released: March 26, 2020

We conducted this audit in response to allegations made to the DoD Hotline. The objective of this audit was to determine whether the Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) resolved customer requests for microelectronics using the Advanced Reconfigurable Manufacturing for Semiconductors (ARMS) facilities.

March 24, 2020

Evaluation of the Department of Defense’s Handling of Incidents of Sexual Assault Against (or Involving) Cadets at the United States Military Academy (DODIG-2020-073)

Publicly Released: March, 26, 2020

The objectives of this evaluation were to determine whether United States Military Academy (USMA) Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Office personnel provided SHARP services to cadet victims of sexual assault as required by DoD and Army policy; United States Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID) agents investigated reports of sexual assaults involving cadet victims in accordance with DoD, Army, and CID policy; USMA commanders and decision makers retaliated against cadet victims by separating them from the USMA for reporting sexual assault; and the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD[P&R]) annually reported the correct number of cadet victim reports of sexual assaults to Congress.

March 23, 2020

Audit of the Department of Defense’s Ground Transportation and Secure Hold of Arms, Ammunition, and Explosives in the United States (DODIG-2020-071)

Publicly Released: March 25, 2020

The objective of this audit was to determine whether the DoD protected arms, ammunition, and explosives (AA&E) transported in the United States by commercial ground carriers in accordance with the Defense Transportation Regulation (DTR).