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United States Air Forces Central Command Complied With the Economy Act

DODIG-2015-063

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Objective

Our objectives were to determine whether the determinations and findings prepared by Air Force organizations support the use of Economy Act orders and whether the requiring activities provided the correct funding. We focused on Economy Act orders that United States Air Forces Central Command placed with Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic in FY 2013 and FY 2014.

Finding

United States Air Forces Central Command Communications Directorate personnel and Operations Directorate personnel complied with Economy Act requirements for 14 Economy Act orders that were nonstatistically selected, totaling $87.6 million, issued in FY 2013 and FY 2014 by using two support agreements with Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic and Military Interdepartmental Purchase Requests as Economy Act Orders. United States Air Forces Central Command Communications Directorate personnel and Operations Directorate personnel complied because DoD Instruction 4000.19, “Interservice and Intragovernmental Support,” August 9, 1995, only requires signatures on the DoD Form 1144 by the requesting and supplying activities to satisfy the Economy Act. In addition, they used the correct type of funds for the 14 Economy Act orders. We found no indication that issuing Economy Act orders to Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic was not in United States Air Forces Central Command’s best interest.

Management Comments

We provided a discussion draft of this report on December 8, 2014. No written response to this report was required, and none was received. Therefore, we are publishing this report in final form.

This report is a result of Project No. D2014-D000CF-0186.000.