ABSTRACT

Inspectors General: Documented Agreement of Certain Roles and Responsibilities Could Further Enhance Coordination in Afghanistan   [open pdf - 2MB]

"Congress relies on SIGAR [Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction] and the OIGs [Offices of Inspector General] of DOD, State, and USAID [U.S. Agency for International Development] to provide oversight of the wide range of operations and significant funds spent in Afghanistan. The Senate Armed Services Committee's report accompanying the NDAA [National Defense Authorization Act] for Fiscal Year 2017 included a provision for GAO [Government Accountability Office] to review the authorities and activities of SIGAR and the OIGs at DOD, State, and USAID (the four OIGs) regarding their oversight of U.S. operations in Afghanistan. The objectives of this report include examining the extent to which (1) overlap, if any, exists in the mandates for the four OIGs and (2) the four OIGs have coordinated their oversight to help prevent duplication. GAO identified and compared provisions of applicable laws; reviewed the four OIGs' oversight products, strategic plans, and quarterly reports; interviewed officials at the four OIGs about the coordination processes; and analyzed objectives of reports that the four OIGs issued. [...] Congress relies on SIGAR and the OIGs of DOD, State, and USAID to provide oversight of the wide range of operations and significant funds spent in Afghanistan. The Senate Armed Services Committee's report accompanying the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2017 included a provision for GAO to review the authorities and activities of SIGAR and the OIGs at DOD, State, and USAID (the four OIGs) regarding their oversight of U.S. operations in Afghanistan. The objectives of this report include examining the extent to which (1) overlap, if any, exists in the mandates for the four OIGs and (2) the four OIGs have coordinated their oversight to help prevent duplication. GAO identified and compared provisions of applicable laws; reviewed the four OIGs' oversight products, strategic plans, and quarterly reports; interviewed officials at the four OIGs about the coordination processes; and analyzed objectives of reports that the four OIGs issued."

Report Number:GAO-18-6
Publisher:United States. Government Accountability Office
Date:2017-11-02
Copyright:Public Domain
Retrieved From:Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/
Format:pdf
Media Type:application/pdf
URL:https://www.hsdl.org/?view&did=805471
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