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Department of Defense OIG

Audit of Selected Combatant Commands' Execution of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Funding

We plan to begin the subject audit in July 2021. The objective of this audit is to determine whether U.S. Africa Command, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, and U.S. Southern Command officials used Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funding to support the coronavirus disease–2019 pandemic response and operations in accordance with Federal laws and DoD policies. We may issue separate reports for each combatant command, revise the objective as the audit proceeds, and will consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives.

Department of Defense OIG

Audit of the U.S. Northern Command Execution of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Funding

We plan to begin the subject audit in June 2021. We are conducting this audit in response to allegations made to the Defense Hotline. The objective of this audit is to determine whether U.S. Northern Command officials used Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funding to support the coronavirus disease–2019 pandemic response in accordance with Federal laws and DoD policies. We may revise the objective as the audit proceeds, and we will also consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives.

Pandemic Response Accountability Committee

Acquisition and Grants Workforce Assessment

The CARES Act requires that the PRAC conduct and coordinate oversight of covered funds and the Coronavirus response and support Inspectors General in the oversight of covered funds and the Coronavirus response. The purpose of this review is to assess the resources (staffing, training, IT, oversight, and resources overall) available to the acquisition and grants workforce in their implementation of contracts and grants funded with COVID-19 response funds. The resulting report will meet the requirements outlined in the CARES Act and present an assessment of information obtained during the data call, including any trends, best practices, or challenges.

Department of Veterans Affairs OIG

Review of VHA Purchases and Management of Communication Devices Using COVID Supplemental Funding

To determine whether the purchase of iPad and iPhone devices by VHA's Office of Connected Care was adequately planned and managed and to ensure adequate management controls are in place to reduce the risk of loss and misuse of the devices.

Department of Energy OIG

The Department of Energy's Implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Related to Contractor Paid Leave.

The review will determine: (a) how the Department is administering, recording, and reporting contractor paid leave reimbursements, (b) who is responsible for selecting the labor categories/positions that qualify and under what circumstances, and (c) the amount of contractor paid leave reimbursements under the CARES Act for the period examined.

Pandemic Response Accountability Committee

Multi-Dipping of Pandemic Response Funds Provided to Tribal Governments

The PRAC and pandemic OIGs identified the possibility of recipients receiving funding from multiple federal programs for the same purpose (multi-dipping) as a high risk area. This project will focus on funds received by tribal governments, and result in an information brief that identifies programs where multi-dipping has occurred in CARES Act programs allowing us to identify and scope the magnitude of the risk. 

Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration

Controls over Coronavirus Response Funding

Evaluate controls implemented by the IRS to ensure the $765.7 million in appropriated funds received for its Coronavirus response is adequately tracked and used for its intended purpose. 

Department of Housing and Urban Development OIG

Administration of Procurement Activities under the CARES Act

HUD OIG is auditing HUD's COVID-19 procurement activities. Due to the pandemic, regular contracting requirements were revised to help meet the needs of contractors who did not have access to the Federal work sites or could not complete contracts in a timely manner due to quarantining, social distancing, or other COVID-19 related interruptions.  The audit objective is to determine what HUD has done to accommodate contractors' pandemic related issues while ensuring that HUD meets is business objectives.

Department of Defense OIG

Audit of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Contract Oversight Over the Construction of Alternative Care Sites for the Coronavirus Disease–2019 Response

We plan to begin the subject audit in June 2020. The objective of this audit is to determine whether U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials established quality assurance controls for the Alternate Care Sites facilities constructed in response to the Coronavirus Disease-2019 pandemic.

Department of Defense OIG

Audit of DoD Implementation of Section 3610 Authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

We plan to begin this audit in May 2020. The objective of this audit is to assess DoD’s implementation of section 3610 as authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, including whether contracting officers properly authorized and reimbursed contractor costs. We may revise the objective as the audit proceeds, and will also consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives.