Department of State's Efforts to Support Activities Related to Removing Landmines and Unexploded Weapons in Afghanistan: Audit of Costs Incurred by ITF Enhancing Human Security
SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR AFGHANISTAN RECONSTRUCTION ARLINGTON VA ARLINGTON
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Between 2014 and 2018, the Department of State State, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement awarded two cooperative agreements and one grant worth a total of 1,277,979 to ITF Enhancing Human Security ITF these were to support activities related to removing landmines and unexploded weapons in Afghanistan. The periods of performance for the three awards extended from March 1, 2014, through September 30, 2018. State modified the awards several times, which increased the total value to10,732,130 and extended the period of performance to December 18, 2019. SIGARs financial audit, performed by Conrad LLP Conrad, reviewed 10,113,202 of costs incurred from March 1, 2014, through September 30, 2018. The objectives of the audit were to 1 identify and report on material weaknesses or significant deficiencies in ITFs internal controls related to the grants 2 identify and report on instances of material non compliance with the terms of the grants and applicable laws and regulations, including any potential fraud or abuse 3 determine and report on whether ITF has taken corrective action on prior findings and recommendations and 4 express an opinion on the fair presentation of ITFs Special Purpose Financial Statement SPFS. See Conrads report for the precise audit objectives. In contracting with an independent audit firm and drawing from the results of the audit, SIGAR is required by auditing standards to review the audit work performed. Accordingly, SIGAR oversaw the audit and reviewed its results. Our review disclosed no instances where Conrad did not comply, in all material respects, with U.S. generally accepted government auditing standards.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies