Accession Number:

ADA499301

Title:

Organizational Structure and Managers' Internal Control Program for the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) and American Forces Information Service

Descriptive Note:

Audit

Corporate Author:

INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-12-10

Pagination or Media Count:

101.0

Abstract:

We evaluated the organizational structure and effectiveness of the Managers Internal Control Program established at the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense Public Affairs OASDPA and the American Forces Information Service AFIS. On October 1, 2008, DoD consolidated the Military Service media organizations and AFIS into a new Defense Media Activity DMA. We conducted this audit at the request of the Assistant Secretary of Defense Public Affairs. We found that the organizational structure did not provide the appropriate segregation of duties between the policy and oversight functions in the OASDPA and the operational functions that AFIS should perform. No AFIS Director has been appointed for more than seven years, limiting day-to-day planning and management. In addition, AFIS did not establish an entity-wide program to manage personal property, could not account for almost 650,000 in personal property, and may have unnecessarily purchased about 940,000 in equipment. Further, neither OASDPA nor AFIS effectively implemented the Managers Internal Control Program.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE