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Report | Sept. 25, 2023

Project Announcement: Evaluation of DoD Compliance with the Prohibition of Unallowable Advertising Costs on Covered DoD Contracts (Project No. D2023-DEV0SO-0161.000)


The purpose of this memorandum is to notify you that we plan to begin the subject evaluation in September 2023. The Joint Explanatory Statement to the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, available on the Senate Appropriations Committee’s website, directs the DoD Office of Inspector General to submit a report on contractor compliance with the prohibition of advertising costs required by Title 10 U.S.C. § 3744(a)(8). The objective of this evaluation is to determine whether the DoD is reimbursing contractors for unallowable advertising costs on covered DoD contracts. We may revise the objective as the evaluation proceeds, and we will also consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives. We plan to perform this evaluation in accordance with the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency “Quality Standards for Inspections and Evaluations.”