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Administrative Control of Funds - Honduras

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Final rept. May-Jul 1989

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We are providing this final report on the Audit of the Administrative Control of Funds - Honduras for your information and use. Comments on a draft of this report were considered in preparing the final report. The audit was requested by the Commander in Chief, U.S. Southern Command and was conducted from May through July 1989 at the U.S, Southern Command and the US. Army South in Panama, and at the Joint Task Force-Bravo the Task Force in Honduras. After announcing the audit, we received a DOD Hotline complaint that alleged waste and abuse of resources at the Task Force. The objectives of the audit were to evaluate the administrative control of funds at the Task Force, to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of the Security Assistance Program in Honduras, and to assess the internal controls over program and fund assets. This report addresses the results of our audit at the Task Force. The Task Force ws established in 1983 to provide command and control and planning, logistical, and administrative support to U.S. Forces in Honduras. Honduras is the site of an increasing number of DOD training exercises, During FY 1989, the Task Force was programmed to support 87 Service exercises and 5 joint exercises. The Task Force is located at Soto Cano Air Base, a Honduran military facility 50 miles northwest of Tegucigalpa, the capital. The Task Force was programmed to receive 36 million in FY 1989. Approximately 1,200 personnel were assigned to the Task Force. Six of the assigned staff held l-year permanent change of station assignments, and the remainder were on temporary duty assignments of 4 to 6 months.

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  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

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