Accession Number:

ADA499696

Title:

Afghanistan Security Forces Fund Phase III-Accountability for Weapons Distributed to the Afghanistan National Army

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-05-21

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

We reviewed records for 16,056 weapons in storage at Afghanistan National Army ANA Depot 1, and conducted a physical count of 11,134 weapons valued at 6.8 million to determine whether the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan CSTC-A correctly accounted for ANA weapons purchased with the Afghanistan Security Forces ASF Fund. We also determined whether CSTC-A properly transferred ownership of the weapons to the ASF. We identified material internal control weaknesses in accounting for weapons provided to the ANA. CSTC-A did not have a formal process in place to transfer weapons to the ANA. In addition, CSTC-A was unable to account for weapons, including weapons purchased with the ASF Fund. CSTC-A records did not list all weapons by serial number, and accountability systems used at ANA Depot 1 had significant data integrity problems. The CSTC-A Logistics Office has implemented corrective action to address these problems. In addition, we identified material internal control weaknesses in the safeguarding of ANA weapons. Security at ammunition supply points built with ASF funds in Gardez, Herat, and Mazar-e-Sharif was not in compliance with the DoD guidance.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE