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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.

April 23, 2019

Project Announcement: Evaluation of DoD Contracting Officer Actions on Questioned Direct Costs (Project No. D2019-DAPOCF-0130.000)

We will begin the subject project in April 2019. Our objective is to determine whether the actions taken by DoD contracting officers on questioned direct costs reported by Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) are in compliance with federal regulations, DoD policy, and agency policy. We will consider suggestions from management on additional or revised objectives. The Attachment shows a listing ofDCAA audit reports we have tentatively selected for evaluation.

April 19, 2019

Audit of the B61-12 Tail Kit Assembly Program DODIG-2019-080

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

April 19, 2019

Evaluation of Military Services’ Law Enforcement Responses to Domestic Violence Incidents DODIG-2019-075

We determined whether Military Service law enforcement policies related to responding to domestic violence incidents were consistent with DoD Instruction (DoDI) 6400.06,“Domestic Abuse Involving DoD Military and Certain Affiliated Personnel,” August 31, 2007, (Incorporating Change 2, July 9, 2015); and Military Service law enforcement organizations complied with DoD policy when responding to nonsexual domestic violence incidents with adult victims.

April 17, 2019

Audit of Training Ranges Supporting Aviation Units in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command DODIG-2019-081

The objective of the audit was to determine whether training ranges and airspace had the capability and capacity to support aviation readiness for units assigned to the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command.