Year 2000 Issues within the U.S. Pacific Command's Area of Responsibility-Host Nation Support to U.S. Forces in Japan (Redacted)
Inspector General, Department of Defense Alexandria United States
Objectives. The overall audit objective was to evaluate whether DoD adequately planned for and managed year 2000 risks to avoid disruptions to the U.S. Pacific Commands capability to execute its mission. Specifically, we reviewed efforts taken by U.S. forces in Japan to identify and mitigate year 2000 risks associated with hostnation support. Results. When initially audited in June 1999, actions by both the U.S. Forces Japan and the Services and Defense agencies Components to address the impact of the year 2000 problem on host nation support provided to U.S. forces in Japan needed improvement. Efforts to identify and mitigate the impact of year 2000 problems on host nation support could have been more comprehensive. Further, U.S . Forces Japan and the Components had not fully addressed the impact of potential year 2000 problems on host nation support in their contingency planning. U.S. Forces Japan and the Components subsequently took action to address those concerns. For details of the audit results, see the Finding section of the report.