Report | Jan. 31, 2014

Followup Audit: Army Discontinued the Concept Next Generation Expanded Capacity Vehicle as Agreed

DODIG-2014-034

Objective

We conducted this followup audit to verify the agreed-upon actions for Recommendation B.1. of DoDIG Report No. D-2010-039. Our objective was to determine whether the Army discontinued the Next Generation Expanded Capacity Vehicle (ECV2) concept program and avoided spending about $3.84 billion as agreed to in Recommendation B.1. See Figure 1 for the ECV2 XM 1211 concept model.

Findings

We determined that Army officials discontinued the ECV2 concept program and avoided spending about $3.84 billion. Specifically, the Army

  • did not procure any ECV2 vehicles beyond developmental testing;
  • did not include ECV2 vehicles in the HMMWV Acquisition and Army Equipment Modernization Plans from FY 2010 through FY 2013 as part of the Army’s future procurement for light tactical vehicles;
  • removed the procurement of ECV2 vehicles from the President Budget, Army Procurement Programs for FY 2009 through FY 2013.

Management Comments

Army officials have taken appropriate actions to address issues with respect to the agreed-upon actions; therefore, we do not require any written response to this report.