Approval Process, Tracking, and Financial Management of DoD Disaster Relief Efforts
INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA
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Our objective was to determine whether the mission assignment process worked within DoD during the Gulf Coast relief efforts. Specifically, we evaluated the process for receiving mission assignments, delegating mission assignments to the appropriate DoD Components, and subsequently reconciling mission assignments. After announcing the audit, we removed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the overall reconciliation process from the audit scope. However, we reviewed limited aspects of the reconciliation process when we addressed concerns identified by DoD personnel, which we discuss briefly in this report. We examined the mission assignment process used during Hurricane Katrina and developments since then.
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