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Follow-Up on SIGIR Recommendations Concerning the Development Fund for Iraq (DFI)

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This report follows up on actions taken by U.S. Government agencies to address recommendations made in previous Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction SIGIR audit reports on the control and accountability for contracts, grants, and cash transactions using the Development Fund for Iraq DFI. These recommendations were made to the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, the Joint Area Support Group-Central JASG-C, and the Joint Contracting Command-IraqAfghanistan JCC-IA. In April 2006, we reported that appropriate actions had been taken to close 23 of 40 SIGIR recommendations. Since then, we have redirected our recommendations that were made to the U.S. Ambassador as more appropriately placed under the purview of the DFI Administrator, who is also the Commanding General, JCC-IA. This report follows up on the remaining 17 open recommendations to determine whether appropriate corrective actions were taken to address the deficiencies. The objective of this review was to determine whether the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, JASG-C, and JCC-IA have developed and implemented action plans to address the deficiencies identified by SIGIR in these reports 1 Control of Cash Provided to South-Central Iraq SIGIR-05-006, April 30, 2005 2 Administration of Contracts Funded by the Development Fund for Iraq SIGIR-05-008, April 30, 2005 3 Management of Rapid Regional Response Program Grants in South-Central Iraq SIGIR-05-015, October 25, 2005 4 Management of the Contracts and Grants Used To Construct and Operate the Babylon Police Academy SIGIR-05-016, October 26, 2005 5 Management of the Contracts, Grant, and Micro-Purchases Used to Rehabilitate the Karbala Library SIGIR-05-020, October 26, 2005 and 6 Management of Rapid Regional Response Program Contracts in South-Central Iraq SIGIR-05-023, January 23, 2006. As of December 30, 2006, 8 of the 17 recommendations that we reported as open in our April 2006 follow-up report are now closed and 9 remain open.

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  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science
  • Civil Engineering
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

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