Summary of DoD Office of Inspector General Audits of Acquisition and Contract Administration
INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA
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Our overall objective was to summarize the DoD Inspector General reports that discussed deficiencies in the acquisition and contract administration process within DoD. Specifically, we reviewed and summarized acquisition- and contract administration-related audit reports that the DoD Inspector General issued from FY 2003 through FY 2008. These reports discussed issues related to the Government Accountability Office high-risk areas of weapon systems acquisition, contract management, and Management of interagency contracts. This summary could be used by DoD acquisition and contract managers as lessons learned in drafting key initiatives that address these high-risk areas or provide a resource for training personnel in the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act career fields. The DoD Inspector General issued 142 reports during FY 2003 through FY 2008 that pertain to the acquisition and contract administration process. We grouped the deficiencies discussed in these reports into 12 issue areas. We are not making any recommendations in this report because the recommendations made in the respective individual reports, if implemented, should correct the issues identified. Appendix D and E lists the initiatives that DoD has taken within the last two years to address many of the challenges noted in these reports. Appendix F provides a status of the recommendations contained in the 142 reports.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies