Accession Number:

ADA508319

Title:

Tikrit Location Command Project Achieving Contract Goals by Using Sound Management Practices

Descriptive Note:

Audit rept.

Corporate Author:

SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR IRAQ RECONSTRUCTION ARLINGTON VA

Report Date:

2009-07-30

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

SIGIR has a legislative requirement to prepare a final forensic audit on funds made available for Iraq reconstruction prior to its termination. This review examines the Tikrit Location Command, a 37.8 million project to construct a new area support base for the Iraqi Army. The project is a joint effort between the Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq MNSTC-I and the Iraq Training and Advisory Mission-Army ITAM. The Joint Contracting Command-IraqAfghanistan awarded the contract and is responsible for contract oversight. The Gulf Region-North District GRN of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provides program management and engineering oversight. The project is funded by the Iraq Security Forces Fund ISFF. SIGIRs objectives were to examine contract costs, outcomes, management oversight, and issues related to the transfer and sustainment of the project, with an emphasis on vulnerabilities to fraud, waste, and abuse. As SIGIR has previously identified in other reconstruction projects, involving GOI officials in the design and construction phases of projects that they will ultimately use contributes to GOI acceptance of and commitment to the project. Further, requiring project managers to implement lessons learned from other reconstruction projects helps to achieve better overall program management and outcomes. Iraq lessons should be shared with reconstruction project managers in Afghanistan. MNSTC-I provided written comments, and ITAM provided technical comments, which SIGIR incorporated in the report as appropriate.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Civil Engineering
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE