Assessment of the Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq Mission Capabilities
INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA
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This is the third in a series of Department of Defense Office of Inspector General DoD OIG, Special Plans and Operations reports regarding establishment of an Office of Security Cooperation Iraq OSC-I. The first two assessments reported on planning and establishing the OSC-I, respectively, which occurred prior to the end of contingency operations and DoD transitioning the responsibility to train and equip the Iraq Security Forces ISF to Department of State DOS. This third report deals with OSC-I mission capabilities and its post-contingency operating procedures including conducting security cooperation programs under the U.S. Mission in Iraq authority. This third assessment was conducted in coordination with DOS Office of Inspector General DOS OIG, Office of Audits. On August 25, 2011, the DoD IG issued Report No. SPO-2011-008, Assessment of Planning for Transitioning the Security Assistance Mission in Iraq from Department of Defense to Department of State Authority. The report determined that, despite some shortcomings, detailed planning to accomplish the transition of the security assistance function to U.S. Mission authority was sufficiently developed and operative. On March 16, 2012, the DoD Inspector General issued Report No. DODIG-2012-063, Assessment of the DoD Establishment of the Office of Security Cooperation Iraq. The report determined that, although the establishment of the OSC-I was on track to meet its full operating capability target date and to operate independently as an element of the U.S. Mission to Iraq by January, 2012, key areas required management attention.
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