Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR): The Year of Transition in Review
Quarterly rept. no. 12
SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR IRAQ RECONSTRUCTION ARLINGTON VA
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This Quarterly Report covers the last phase of the Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Funds IRRF implementation. Virtually all of the IRRFs 21 billion is now under contract, and approximately 80 is spent. The end of the IRRF marks the beginning of a new phase in aid to Iraq, which will entail a broader multilateral component and an increase in the Iraqi governments responsibility for the overall economic recovery effort. This new phase, however, does not mark the end of oversight. Recognizing the need for continuing oversight, Congress passed, and the President signed, the Iraq Reconstruction Accountability Act in December 2006. This Act extended SIGIRs jurisdiction to include all FY 2006 appropriations for Iraq reconstruction, including the Iraq Security Forces Fund, the Economic Support Fund, and the Commanders Emergency Response Program. The Act requires SIGIR to conduct a forensic audit to account for the use of the IRRF and effectively extends SIGIRs organizational life through 2008. During this quarter, SIGIR auditors completed 8 new audits. These new audits include a review of U.S. efforts to support the capacity development of Iraqs ministries, an examination of the Department of States management of funding for Iraqi police training and training support, a report on medical equipment purchased to support the primary health care centers, and a statistical summary of security costs for major U.S. contractors in Iraq. SIGIR inspectors assessed 15 projects this quarter. Significantly, 13 of the 15 projects SIGIR visited complied with contractual requirements. SIGIR also provided a final assessment of the Baghdad Police College. SIGIR investigators continued work this quarter on 78 open investigations.
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