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ANA Garrison at Kunduz Does Not Meet All Quality and Oversight Requirements; Serious Soil Issues Need to Be Addressed

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[Technical Report, Inspector General Audit]

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One objective of coalition efforts in Afghanistan is to build the countrys capacity to provide for its own security by training and equipping the Afghan National Security Forces ANSF. Current plans call for the Afghanistan National Army ANA to grow from 103,475, as of June 2009, to almost 172,000 by October 2011. As a result, additional facilities will be needed to train, base, and house the Afghan forces. The NATO Training MissionAfghanistanCombined Security Transition CommandAfghanistan NTMACSTCA, through the Afghanistan National Security Forces Fund, is providing 72.8 million to establish an ANA garrison in Kunduz, located in Kunduz province on Afghanistans northern border. Large enough to house 1,800 personnel, the garrison is being built in two phases by DynCorp International, LLC. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers USACE Afghanistan Engineer DistrictNorth AEDNorth provides program management and oversight of construction. This report addresses the contracts cost, schedule, and outcome oversight and the sustainment of the Kunduz garrison. We examined criteria and guidance in the Federal Acquisitions Regulations FAR and the AED District Level Quality Assurance Plan for Construction, dated December 15, 2008. We interviewed officials from NTMACSTCA and AEDNorth, as well as the prime contractor. We performed a site inspection of the garrison from January 2628, 2010. We conducted our work in Kabul, Afghanistan, and Washington, D.C., from November 2009 to April 2010 in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards.


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  • Civil Engineering
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Administration and Management

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[A, Approved For Public Release]