Report | Feb. 16, 2022

Management Advisory: DoD Support for the Relocation of Afghan Nationals at Fort Bliss, Texas (DODIG-2022-064)

Audit

Publicly Released: February 18, 2022

The purpose of this management advisory is to provide the officials responsible for receiving, housing, supporting, and preparing Afghan evacuees for movement to their final resettlement location with the results from our site visit to Task Force (TF) Bliss at Fort Bliss, Texas. The audit team visited TF Bliss from October 25 through 29, 2021. We conducted the work on this project with integrity, objectivity, and independence, as required by the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency’s Quality Standards for Federal Offices of Inspector General. We conducted our review of TF Bliss operations at Fort Bliss as part of the “Audit of DoD Support for the Relocation of Afghan Nationals (Project No. D2021-D000RJ-0154.000).”

The objective of this audit is to determine whether the DoD adequately planned and provided support for the relocation of Afghan evacuees. The audit team visited Doña Ana Range Complex to review housing and other facilities, security, medical care, and costs associated with this effort. Despite limited time to plan for this massive effort, TF Bliss personnel housed and sustained Afghan evacuees. However, TF Bliss personnel did experience challenges, such as contractor medical providers obtaining New Mexico licenses and inadequate implementation of security measures.