Inspector General – U.S. DoD

By: Mary Karen Wills

Semiannual Report to the Congress
April 1, 2012 to September 30, 2012

The Department of Defense (DoD) inspector general (IG) issued 79 reports identifying $2.8 billion in potential monetary benefits during this period. The Defense Criminal Investigative Service conducted investigations that resulted in 72 arrests, 167 criminal convictions, 37 suspensions, and 136 debarments, for a return of $3.3 billion to the U.S. government. Of top concern is contract oversight and training and equipping the Afghan National Security Forces, which are the critical means of establishing security and stability in Afghanistan.

Appendix D of the Semiannual Report contains updated information regarding Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) audit reports issued during the six months ended September 30, 2012. The following chart provides this information:

 Type of Audit

Reports Issued

Dollars Examined
($ in millions)

Questioned  Costs

Funds Put to
Better Use

 Incurred Costs, Ops Audits, Special Audits

2,586

$24,354.6

$1,715.0

$10.1

 Forward Pricing Proposals

875

$53,682.5

$4,704.9

 Cost Accounting Standards

337

$126.6

$94.2

 Defective Pricing

22

(Note 6)

$36.5

 Totals

3,820

$78,163.7

$1,845.7

$4,715.0

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