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Defense Logistics Agency Energy Needs to Improve Oversight of the Aviation Into Plane Reimbursement Card Program (REDACTED)

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Technical Report

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Department of Defense Inspector General Alexandria United States

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Our objective was to determine whether the Departments controls over the U.S. Government Aviation Into-Plane Reimbursement AIR Card Program were effective and improper payments were identified and recovered. Specific objectives were to determine whether DoD controls over the use of AIR Cards were effective for identifying highrisk or questionable transactions, Defense Logistics Agency DLA Energy controls over fuel prices paid by DoD users at frequently visited noncontract locations were effective, and responsible units paid AIR Card invoices in accordance with the Prompt Payment Act. This report addresses the first specific objective. We plan to announce the second and third objectives in a subsequent audit, depending on other audit priorities. See Appendix A for the scope and methodology and prior audit coverage related to the objective. DLA Energy is the designated Government Fuel Card Program Management Office with responsibility for the AIR Card Program oversight. The AIR Card Program provides the Military Services and Federal civilian agencies a means to procure aviation fuel and nonfuel services for U.S. Governmentowned aircraft at a substantial cost savings. The AIR Card can be electronically swiped, mechanically imprinted, or hand scribed onto a commercial delivery ticket. One unique characteristic of the AIR Card is that it is assigned to an aircraft, not an individual.

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