Report | Sept. 30, 2014

FY 2015 Comprehensive Oversight Plan for Southwest Asia Issued

 The Department of Defense Inspector General and the Southwest Asia Joint Planning Group have issued the FY 2015 Comprehensive Oversight Plan for Southwest Asia (COPSWA). This annual plan reflects interagency collaboration within the oversight community to provide comprehensive audits, inspections and evaluations of contingency expenditures to determine whether critical oversight gaps exist and to recommend actions to address those gaps.

As emphasis continues on the U.S. military, diplomatic and development missions in Afghanistan, the COPSWA also includes an updated FY 2015 Joint Strategic Oversight Plan for Afghanistan that reflects the oversight of activities related to the transition from a military-led to a civilian-led U.S. mission in Afghanistan. Oversight efforts in Afghanistan will continue, consistent with the security posture of U.S. forces and the Command’s ability to provide support. The COPSWA also includes oversight projects in the rest of the U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility, which includes Iraq, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan and Pakistan.

The FY 2015 COPSWA incorporates the planned and ongoing oversight by the inspectors general of the Department of Defense, Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development; the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction; the Army Audit Agency; the Naval Audit Service and the Air Force Audit Agency. The FY 2015 update also includes ongoing oversight efforts by the U.S. Government Accountability Office related to Southwest Asia. In addition, a listing of products that were completed during FY 2014 is included.

The plan is in response to Public Law 110-181, “The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008,” Section 842, “Investigation of Waste, Fraud, and Abuse in Wartime Contracts and Contracting Processes in Iraq and Afghanistan,” January 28, 2008; and Public Law 110-417, “The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009,” Section 852, “Comprehensive Audit of Spare Parts, Purchases, and Depot Overhaul Maintenance of Equipment For Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan,” October 14, 2008.