Accession Number:

ADA568246

Title:

Afghan National Security Forces Facilities: Concerns with Funding, Oversight, and Sustainability for Operation and Maintenance

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR AFGHANISTAN RECONSTRUCTION ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

WHAT SIGAR REVIEWED In February 2011, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Training Mission- Afghanistan NTM-A developed the Infrastructure Training Advisory Group ITAG Campaign Plan, which calls for the transition of operation and maintenance OM of Afghan National Security Forces ANSF facilities to the Afghan government and full Afghan-led sustainment by 2014. Because the Afghan government currently lacks the capacity to provide OM, NTM-A obligated 800 million to fund these services for ANSF facilities across Afghanistan until the Afghan government is able to handle OM. In July 2010, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers USACE awarded two contracts covering the northern and southern parts of the country to ITT Exelis Systems Corporation Exelis to provide OM for ANSF facilities and to train ANSF workers on the required trade skills. As of early June 2012, the contracts covered 480 facilities about 45 percent army and 55 percent police ranging from large Corps headquarters to smaller police district headquarters. This report assesses the extent to which 1 NTM-A and USACE are developing the capacity of the ANSF to sustain its facilities after full transition in 2014, 2 Exelis has implemented the OM contracts within the contracts terms, and 3 USACE and Exelis have provided oversight of the contracts. SIGAR cpmdicted tjos wprl om sevem rpvomces om Afghanistan from July 2011 to October 2012 in accordance with genrally accepted government auditing standards.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE