"DoD military and civilian personnel who are involved in the management of supplemental funds to support the Global War on Terrorism medical mission should read this report. It discusses the recording and reporting of Global War on Terrorism supplemental fund obligations for the Military Health System. The Military Department Surgeons General did not consistently report obligations of Global War on Terrorism supplemental funds by mission as required by the TRICARE Management Activity. The missions are Military Health System categories used by the TRICARE Management Agency to request, justify, and execute Global War on Terrorism supplemental funds. Without accurate and consistent reporting of Global War on Terrorism supplemental fund obligations, DoD has no assurance that the Military Health System used funds for the missions for which they were requested. Additionally, DoD cannot ensure that the amounts reported in the FY 2006 Defense Health Program Cost of War report are accurate and complete. To improve the reporting of Global War on Terrorism supplemental fund obligations, we recommend that personnel from the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) work with personnel from the Military Department Surgeons General offices and Military Department financial management offices to develop the best solution for recording and reporting supplemental fund obligations by mission or other category deemed appropriate."
Department of Defense, Office of the Inspector General, Report No. D-2008-059
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