ABSTRACT

Department of Defense Reconstruction Projects: Summary of SIGAR Inspection Reports Issued from July 2009 through September 2015   [open pdf - 996KB]

"Through September 30, 2015, Congress appropriated about $109.6 billion for U.S. reconstruction activities in Afghanistan. The majority of funding, about $69 billion or 62 percent, has been allocated to the Department of Defense (DOD), and DOD reported that about $55.8 billion of those funds have been disbursed. DOD's reconstruction projects have been funded primarily through the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund and the Commander's Emergency Response Program. Within Afghanistan, U.S. Forces- Afghanistan (USFOR-A) has responsibility for military operations, including DOD's reconstruction program. The Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan (CSTC-A), under USFOR-A's command, has responsibility for funding the country-wide building program to support the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF). The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the Air Force Civil Engineer Center (formerly the Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment), and USFOR-A components were responsible for administering and overseeing most of DOD's reconstruction projects. From July 2009 through September 2015, SIGAR [Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction] issued 36 inspection reports examining DOD reconstruction projects. To develop this report, SIGAR reviewed each of the 36 reports, which involved 44 separate reconstruction projects with a combined contract value of about $1.1 billion. These projects were located in 15 of Afghanistan's 34 provinces. The objectives of this report were to analyze and identify common themes in the findings from those 36 inspection reports. Specifically, SIGAR assessed the extent to which (1) contractors met contract requirements and technical specifications when constructing or renovating facilities; (2) the facilities inspected were being used; and (3) DOD has implemented recommendations made in the inspection reports. Because SIGAR's inspection reports contained numerous recommendations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of DOD's reconstruction activities in Afghanistan, this report contains no new recommendations."

Report Number:
SIGAR 16-22 Inspection Report; Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction 16-22 Inspection Report
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Date:
2016-03
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction: http://www.sigar.mil/
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pdf
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